Chief Minister of Telangana K Chandrasekhar Rao created quite a stir yesterday, sharing his views on AP and Amaravati. The CM of the other piece of bifurcated state was recently invited to the Amaravati Foundation Ceremony, where he was seen gladly sharing the stage with his counterpart Mr Chandrababu Naidu and Prime Minister of India, Sri Narendra Modi.
Recalling the event, KCR shared his inner most thoughts of what the proceedings had looked like at that point of time. He stated that he went to the event, well prepared to announce financial assistance to AP on behalf of Telangana government. But something had radically changed on the Dias.
KCR shared that he was surprised to see the Prime Minister NOT making any attempt to announce the much awaited magic words but hand over mere ‘two pots of water and sand’ to Mr Naidu. The CM of Telangana said that he had dropped the offer of financial aid in order to not to ‘score a point over’ Mr Modi. He also said that he then decided to finally withdraw after having a final hush hush word with the Union Minister, Mr Venkaiah Naidu. The latter had confirmed to KCR that Mr PM was indeed, not making any offer to AP on the stage.
Mr Rao had also conveniently altered the positioning of the recent ‘Smart City’ list, where 2 cities of Andhra have been shortlisted but not even a single city of Telangana figured. When asked about Vizag and Kakinada winning to feature in the top 20 of the country’s first smart cities, the CM of Telangana diplomatically opined that this was the ‘justice’ that the Center had done for the state of Andhra Pradesh.
He went on to talk about other ‘vital’ plans surrounding his state and the capital.