CM to Leave for Delhi Today

Rao will meet several Union Ministers with specific demands; high on his agenda are more allocation for power and coal

Published: 05th February 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th February 2015 03:10 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will fly to New Delhi on Thursday to attend the first meeting of the newly-constituted NITI Aayog but more importantly, to submit more than 14 representations and hold meetings with about 10 Union Ministers.

High on his agenda are: a) seeking more funds for the State under various Central programmes b) to get more power and coal allocations to the State and c) to bring AP government’s unwillingness to adhere to the AP Reorganisation Act to the notice of the Centre.

CM-to-Leave-for-Delhi-Today.jpgKCR will attend the governing council meeting of NITI Aayog on Sunday. Sources said he will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon after the meeting and discuss with him issues he had raised in his recent letters to the Centre.

The Chief Minister has been knocking on the doors of several Union Ministers ever since he assumed charge and also submitted several representations to the Prime Minister on issues like power, urban development etc.

But the response to Rao’s requests has at best been lukewarm. He has repeatedly requested the Centre to prevail upon the AP government and see to it that it honours provisions of the AP Reorganisation Act in sharing energy with Telangana.

During his visit, Rao will meet Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati and invite her to launch the State government’s flagship programme Mission Kakatiya. He will also request Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu to release funds for Godavari Pushkarams. Secretaries of various departments too will accompany Rao during his Delhi tour.


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