HYDERABAD : For the fourth time since elections, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and his Telangana counterpart K Chandrasekhar Rao presented a picture of bonhomie. However, this time, there was a twist in the tale.
Naidu and KCR, who ran into each other at the Alai Balai programme organised by BJP veteran Bandaru Dattatreya here on Sunday, exchanged pleasantries, patted each other and even hugged, much to the delight of their host.
Naidu came in for the programme at Jala Vihar just when KCR was leaving.
But soon after the “friendly encounter”, KCR attended the extended executive meeting of the
TRS and blamed Naidu of conspiring against Telangana interests.
“Naidu is taking unilateral decisions. A case in point is the Polavaram issue, as a result of which Telangana lost the 450 MW Lower Sileru hydel power plant. Despite bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, Naidu is time and again trying to create hurdles... particularly in supply of electricity to power-starved Telangana,” he thundered.
The Telangana Chief Minister said that after taking away the 450 MW Lower Sileru plant in Khammam district, Naidu was creating problems in the Krishnapatnam Ultra Mega Power Project’s power purchase agreement, which he felt could be a great source of power to Telangana.