ANDHRA PRADESH

Naidu takes ‘phone tapping’ issue to Prime Minister

A day after the Andhra Pradesh Cabinet adopted a resolution urging the Centre to order an inquiry into the alleged tapping of phones of Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and others by the Telangana government, Mr. Naidu met the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Wednesday to make a personal representation on the issue that rocked both the States. The TDP chief’s meeting with the Prime Minister lasted an hour while the time allotted was 30 minutes.



Managers of the Chief Minister see it as a positive sign, coming as it does at a juncture when Mr. Naidu is engaged in a no-holds-barred duel with his Telangana counterpart K. Chandrasekhar Rao. He also called on President Pranab Mukherjee later in the day.

Apart from ‘phone tapping’ issue, Mr. Naidu reiterated the need to frame rules and guidelines under Section 8 of the AP State Reorganisation Act vesting the Governor with the power to maintain law and order, protect individual liberty and properties of the citizens of Hyderabad that will remain the common capital for 10 years.

Says powers to maintain law and order should be with Governor of two States

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