This meeting with the Governor was Jaganmohan Reddy, and Chandrashekar Rao's first meeting after Jagan was sworn-in as the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh.
Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy and Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday (June 1) met the governor of the two states ESL Narasimhan to discuss issues relating to both states.
The two chief ministers are understood to have discussed issues vis-a-vis bifurcation of (undivided) Andhra Pradesh in 2014. This would also be the two CMs meeting with the Governor for the first time after Jagan was sworn-in as the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh.
The two leaders have already decided to take steps to address issues concerning both the states.
The governor is believed to have discussed the issues relating to the division of institutions under the 9th and 10th schedule, handing over the buildings housing the Andhra Pradesh government offices in Hyderabad, sharing of assets of the institutions located in Hyderabad and distribution of employees between the two states.
With the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) - led by Jagan Reddy coming to power in Andhra Pradesh, Chandrashekhar Rao believes that the environment is conducive for resolving all the outstanding issues.
K Chandrashekar Rao, who attended Jagan Reddy's swearing-in on April 30 in Vijayawada, has extended a hand of friendship to Andhra Pradesh and said both the states should amicably resolve all issues including the dispute over the sharing of river waters.
The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on February 18, 2014, and in the Rajya Sabha on February 20, 2014. The law was attested by the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee on March 1, 2014, and published in the Official Gazette on March 1, 2014. June 2, 2014, is the 'appointed day' according to the act. The new states were created on June 2, 2014.
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Last Updated Jun 2, 2019, 11:30 AM IST