Chief Minister calls on Rajnath Singh

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao greeting Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi on Sunday. Also seen are party MPs Boora Narsaiah Goud and B. Vinod Kumar.  

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has requested the Union Home Ministry to take steps to ensure speedy resolution of the bifurcation issues pending between successor States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh post-bifurcation.

The Chief Minister, who is camping in New Delhi, called on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday and sought his cooperation in expediting the pending issues like bifurcation of the Schedule IX and X institutions as well as the distribution of assets and liabilities like the Andhra Pradesh Bhavan in the national capital.

Mr. Rao thanked the Union Home Minister for his Ministry’s pro-active support to the new zonal system proposed by the Telangana Government. He wanted the Central government to take similar initiatives in resolving the pending issues, the bifurcation of the High Court in particular. Though the issue pertains to the Law Ministry, the government raised it with the Union Home Ministry, which is the nodal agency relating to the bifurcation issues between the two States. Briefing reporters later, TRS MP B. Vinod Kumar, who accompanied the Chief Minister, said the Union Ministry had informed that petitions seeking bifurcation of the High Court are likely to come up for hearing in the Supreme Court next week and assured that steps would be initiated based on the outcome of the petitions.

He said the State had clarified its position related to the AP Bhavan claiming that it belonged to Telangana as it was given in lieu of Hyderabad House which belonged to the erstwhile Hyderabad State, and the Centre wants division of the property to be on the basis of 58:42 as mentioned in the Reorganisation Act.

He said the Act specifically stated that the properties in the joint capital Hyderabad would belong to Telangana on the basis of their location in the State and the Chief Minister wanted the Union Ministry to expedite resolution of such issues.

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