The much-awaited Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project will be inaugurated on June 21 in the presence of Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh chief ministers.
Hyderabad: Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday (June 18) said that the inauguration of Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project on the Godavari river would be held in the presence of Governor ESL Narasimhan and chief ministers of Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh.
Replying to a query by reporters, KCR said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not being invited for the June 21 event, but claimed that PM Modi was invited for the inauguration of Mission Bhagiratha drinking water scheme.
"Do we invite for everything? We have invited him (PM Modi) for Mission Bhagiratha," he told reporters.
Rao asserted that the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government would continue the "constitutional relations" with the Centre.
"We are not part of the NDA. I, for one, I am KCR, I promoted the Federal Front, I still keep doing. What is wrong? We will maintain the constitutional relations (with the Centre)," he said.
The TRS government had maintained "issue-based" relations with the NDA government in the previous regime and the same would continue, he said.
Recalling that he had criticised PM Modi as a "fascist prime minister" after seven medals belonging to Telangana were given to Andhra Pradesh (for construction of Polavaram multi-purpose project), Rao said his party has also supported the NDA in the presidential election.
"We gave support issue-wise when we liked it, people also accepted it, and opposed when we did not like it. The same relation will continue. What is wrong in it?" the chief minister said.
Rao recently travelled to Mumbai and Vijayawada to invite Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy for the inauguration of Kaleshwaram project on Godavari river.
The river Godavari originates in Maharashtra and flows through Telangana before merging with the sea in Andhra Pradesh.
Rao also slammed MoS Home G Kishan Reddy for his comments. Reddy had said that Hyderabad has become a haven for terror elements.
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Last Updated Jun 19, 2019, 3:09 PM IST