HYDERABAD : Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is learnt to have sought governor ESL Narasimhan’s intervention in the ongoing row between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana over sharing of power, particularly power generation at the Srisailam Left Bank Pump House (Left Bank Hydel Power Station).
Hours after Andhra Pradesh irrigation minister D Uma Maheswara Rao formally lodged a complaint on Sunday with the governor against the Telangana government’s attitude over the issue of generation of power at the Srisailam Left Bank Pump House, KCR also called on the governor at the Raj Bhavan here and apprised him of the present power crisis in the state.
During his interaction with Narasimhan, the chief minister is said to have discussed issues like power generation at Srisailam, besides explaining to the governor about his government’s efforts to bail the state out of the power crisis. According to sources, KCR also discussed with governor the ensuing budget session of the Telangana state Assembly which is likely to begin on November 5.
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Rao’s sudden meeting with the governor led to speculation that he might expand his cabinet before the commencement of the budget session of the state Assembly. Earlier in the day, the chief minister held a meeting with irrigation minister T Harish Rao and other important officials of the department at the Secretariat.
According to sources, during the meeting, the chief minister held discussions on the water disputes to be placed before the Krishna River Water Management Board on October 29.
Meanwhile, the state government is learnt to have finalised the draft note to file a petition in the Supreme Court against the Andhra Pradesh government’s attitude over power issue.