Andhra Pradesh: Jagan never mounted pressure on KCR to sort out pending issues, alleges GVL

‘Chief Ministers of A.P. and Telangana lack seriousness to reach an amicable settlement’

September 28, 2022 08:50 pm | Updated September 29, 2022 09:04 am IST - VIJAYAWADA

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao. File

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao. File | Photo Credit: Special arrangement

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) will be forced to sort out pending issues with Andhra Pradesh with the desired sense of urgency if its Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy mounts pressure on him, according to BJP Rajya Sabha member G.V.L. Narasimha Rao.

“If KCR does not come forward to resolve the issues, it will be a loss to him during the elections as the interests of a huge number of settlers (people of A.P. settled in Telangana) will be harmed,” Mr. Narasimha Rao said while addressing the media here on Wednesday.

But, Mr. Jagan Mohan Reddy never mounted pressure on the Telangana government due to his personal compulsions, Mr. Narasimha Rao observed.

He said that the Chief Ministers could have broken the deadlock by sitting across the table, but they apparently lacked the seriousness to reach an amicable settlement of the issues.

He insisted that the two States cooperated with each other to resolve the bilateral issues as the role of the Central government was limited.

However, a dispute resolution committee set up by the Centre met several times as the issues had to be resolved in a constitutional framework, he said.

“As the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh that bore the brunt of bifurcation, Mr. Jagan Mohan Reddy should have fought for the State’s legitimate claims,” he said.

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