KCR Leaves For Delhi With A Host Of Issues
Hyderabad: After attending the plenary of Telangana Rashtra Samiti on Friday, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao left for Delhi a day before NITI- Aayog meeting. It is learnt that he was carrying a list of issues he wanted to take up with central government. There was news that he would be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi too, to ask for his intervention in some of his pet projects. Primarily, his intention is also to solve the enhancement of quota to Muslims and STs’ which the BJP State unit has been vehemently opposing.
The State officials prepared detailed note on these issues. The main issue the CM would be taking up with PM Modi is forest and environmental clearances for the Kaleshwaram and Palameru- Rangareddy lift irrigation projects, said official sources.
Addressing TRS plenary on Friday, Rao stressing on agriculture and farmers problems noted that he would demand for linking of NREGS to agriculture related works in the country. However, he is likely put this demand before NITI-Ayog strongly, as the party passed a resolution urging the Centre for the same.
President’s assent for the Telangana Land Acquisition Bill is one of the issues that Rao is going to take up when he meets PM and likely to seek his intervention. The Bill passed by the State Legislatvie Assembly was sent to Centre for President’s assent.
“The bill which has been cleared by Home Ministry, is presently pending with Ministry of Law and once CM takes it up with the PM, the Centre will approve and send it to the President,” an official revealed.
The CM is also expected to ask for liberal funding to Mission Kakatiya and Mission Bhagiratha, as NITI- Aayog already recommended funding for the two flag ship programmes of the State government. However, the Union ministry did not sanction funds till day.
He is would also explain in the meeting the State’s decision to deposit Rs 4,000 into farmers accounts and start a discussion on the issue.
As reservations have become a prickly issue, the CM is likely to request the government to give liberty to State governments to enhance the quota as per local needs.