Hyderabad: At the post-lunch meeting, both the CMs have decided to solve all the issues arisen after bifurcation of the then united AP State amicably, through dialogue and deliberations. Today and tomorrow, discussions will be held among the Government Advisors, Principal Secretaries. Matters pertaining to division of employees, Government Institutions will be held. Officials concerned from both the states will take a joint responsibility of preparing proposals on diverting Godavari water. Irrigation secretaries from both the States, E-in-C’s will oversee the preparation of these proposals. Before July 15, the officials will submit their proposals to their respective Chief Ministers. Following this, both the Chief Ministers will meet in AP and deliberate on the proposals and take a final decision on the matter.
Telangana CM KCR described today’s meeting, which took place after it was decided that both the States would jointly move forward, as a great and auspicious beginning. He said all the issues that were cropped up after the bifurcation will be solved amicably with a positive approach. KCR quipped there is no need to cross swords but only to shake hands. No need to brandish swords, only handshakes are need of the hour. He said his government’s approach with neighbouring State would be like give and take. With the same policy yielded good results with Maharashtra. With AP too, the same policy will be adapted for the benefit of two States. He suggested to the AP officials to complete the projects on the fast track and hand over the fruits to the people in the State.
KCR’s cooperation is great: Jagan
AP Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy said the cooperation and help being extended by CM KCR in solving the issues between the two States and in the Irrigation sector is very great. He said Telangana and AP States are no different and that they are one and this feeling should be taken to the people in AP and Telangana. “Some opinions are voiced when I participated in the Kaleswaram Project inauguration. But however, I thought river water in both the States should be utilized to solve the irrigation issues in both the States. Instead of somebody else trying to solve the issues between the two States, it is better both the States come forward and solve their own problems. The step taken by both the States should become an ideal for others to follow in the country”, he added.