HYDERABAD: Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has requested Union home minister Rajnath Singh to implement the assurances given to the state in the AP Reorganisation Act. Rao called on the minister during his visit in Delhi on Wednesday and discussed various issues with him.
Rao wanted the home minister to expedite the process of bifurcation of the AP High Court. Rajnath Singh assured that the Centre would take steps to bifurcate the High Court.
Rao also said that though roads were sanctioned and constructed in the Left Wing extremist areas in the state, payment was not made for the same till now. He wanted Rajnath Singh to release funds from the Centre for road works in extremist areas.
He also requested the home minister to take steps to increase the number of seats in Telangana Assembly as assured in the AP Reorganisation Act.
Rao also reminded Rajnath Singh about the bifurcation of combined institutions between AP and TS mentioned under 9 and 10 Schedules of the AP Reorganisation Act. It was almost 17 months that the united AP was divided but the key institutions were not bifurcated so far.
AIS OFFICERS: Rao also requested Rajnath Singh to increase the number of All India Service (AIS) officers. Already there was shortage of AIS officers in Telangana. The state government was also planning to reorganise the districts, which requires more number of AIS officers. Rao requested the Centre to allot more AIS officers to Telangana in future.
Besides TRS MPs, DGP Anurag Sharma and Intelligence IG Shivadhar Reddy and other officials were present at the meeting.
Meanwhile, Rao invited President Pranab Mukherjee to attend the Chandi Yagam, being conducted by him at his farm house in Yerrvalli from December 23 to 27.