VIJAYAWADA: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will call on Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Minister for Jal Shakti Gajendra Shekhawat, and other ministers when he visits New Delhi on Tuesday. Sources said he will leave from the Gannavaram Airport on a special flight around 10 am.
Jagan is likely to brief Shah on the spread of Covid-19 in Andhra Pradesh, the steps taken to contain it, and the efforts taken in terms of testing and treatment. He will also talk about how the state government accommodated migrant workers at relief centres and bore the cost of transporting them to their hometowns.
Besides this, he is expected to reiterate the points he made to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during videoconferences and through letters, on funds due to the state and how the lockdown impacted the state’s economy.
Rajya Sabha member and YSRC Parliamentary Party leader V Vijayasai Reddy, during a press conference in Visakhapatnam on Monday, said Jagan and Shekhawat will discuss pending projects in the state, among other issues.
Asked if the Chief Minister will raise the ongoing dispute with Telangana over the construction of irrigation projects on the Krishna and Godavari, Vijayasai Reddy said disputes over irrigation projects will be discussed with the Telangana government. “There are several other issues related to the Union Jal Shakti Ministry, including the Polavaram project, the release of funds for the project and for the rehabilitation and relief (R&R) package,” he said.
Jagan is also likely to meet the Union Minister for Mines and a few other ministers if they are available, he added.