Hyderabad: Is Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao trying for a patch-up with Prime Minister Narendra Modi? It is learnt that Rao, who had been avoiding visits to the national capital recently, has changed his mind in the best interest of the state.
Though the chief minister will be leaving for New Delhi on Monday to attend a meeting of the Niti Aayog, sources within TRS indicated that he is on a mission to mend fences with Modi.
KCR is a member of one of the sub-groups of Niti Aayog and the members of the group, led by Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan, are planning to meet Modi after the meet. It is learnt that Rao is also trying to get an appointment with Modi after the meeting of the sub-group but there was no confirmation of the same.
According to sources, it was the visit to the foundation-laying ceremony of Andhra Pradesh state capital Amaravati that prompted KCR to try for cordial relations with the Centre. Modi had spent a considerable time with AP CM N Chandrababu Naidu during the Amaravati function which spoke volumes about the chemistry between the two leaders.
“KCR wants to invite the PM to participate in the launch of one of the prestigious projects of the state,” a source close to the TRS said.
Though the KCR government had been maintaining cordial relations with the Centre for sometime, the relations have strained in the recent past.