Telangana CM KCR meets Rajnath Singh

Telangana Chief Minister and TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and discussed several issues related to the state.

It was Mr Rao’s first visit to the national capital after he won the recently held assembly election with a thumping majority in Telangana and was sworn in as the Chief Minister for the second time.

Earlier in the day, the Telangana Chief Minister called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and presented a memorandum on 16 issues related to the southern state.

The demands which includes to renewing the state’s request for grant of central funds for the Mission Bhagiratha drinking water supply scheme, release of Rs 30,000 crores special package and grant of defence land.

KCR also renewed the state’s request for the setting up of a railway factory at Kazipet and steel plant at Bayyaram besides an IIT in the state, state government sources said.

KCR is also expected to meet other union ministers during his stay in Delhi.

During last few days the Telangana Chief Minister has met Odisha Chief Minster Navin Patnaik and Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee as part of his effort to cobble together a ‘Federal Front’.

His efforts apparently got a tacit support from Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, however, things are not clear on whether BSP chief Mayawati would like to be part of any front which wants to keep equi-distance from the Congress and the BJP.

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