Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao left for New Delhi on Monday evening, and is expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other Union Ministers. The Chief Minister had, at a press conference last week, said he would be visiting New Delhi to take up pending issues with the Centre.
It may be recalled that Chandrashekhar Rao had last met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in October and submitted a 22-point wishlist of the TRS government, many of them long-pending promises, some of which are covered under the AP Reorganisation Act.
The Chief Minister had urged Modi to release the fifth instalment of assistance of Rs 450 crore to backward districts as per the provisions of the AP Reorganisation Act, besides financial assistance of Rs 5,000 crore for the TRS government’s flagship programmes Mission Kakatiya and Rs 19,205 crore for Mission Bhagiratha, as recommended by NITI Aayog.
He also asked the Prime Minister to enhance reservations for BCS (37 per cent), SCs (25 per cent) and STs (10 per cent) and also sub-categorisation of SCs in the State since the State Assembly had passed resolutions to this effect. There are several other pending State issues before the Centre that Chandrashekhar Rao is likely to take up with the Prime Minister and other Union Ministers during his visit.