TRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao and the 20 newly MLAs of the party who met Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan at Raj Bhavan on Sunday, had to face some discomforting moments when the Governor reminded them how the Telangana agitationists wanted him out of the State.
Mr. Rao had a one-on-one meeting with Mr. Narasimhan for about ten minutes. This was preceded by a brief interaction with the entire team of Mr. Rao when they discussed the events as part of Telangana agitation. Mr. Narasimhan, sources added, recalled how the agitationists raised “go back” slogans against him, but Mr. Rao requested him to ignore the past, as an elderly person. Then, the Governor replied that he was perhaps the oldest of all those present on the occasion.
It was also stated that Mr. Rao brought to the notice of Mr. Narasimhan the power shortage that was likely in Telangana on account of higher demand and low generation in the region. In this regard, he sought Mr. Narasimhan’s intervention to see that the generation which was on the higher side in Andhra Pradesh was shared with Telangana. In his inimitable style, Mr. Narasimhan quipped, “You are yourself a power centre, why do you require power?” Mr. Rao drove away without meeting the waiting media persons outside Raj Bhavan, but senior leader Eatala Rajender gave them the sound bytes saying their visit was a mere formality after Saturday’s election. Mr. Narasimhan was explained the existing situation.