AP, Telangana CMs break political face-off; resolve to sort out differences

G Naga Sridhar Hyderabad | Updated on November 25, 2017 Published on August 17, 2014

For the first time after bifurcation, the Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have resolved to solve the differences amicably.

In separate press conferences after the conclusion a two-hour dialogue in the presence of Governor ESL Narasimhan here on Sunday Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and AP Chief Minster Chandrababu Naidu said the talks were `positive and fruitful’ and they were ready to meet again if required.

Though the much-hyped meeting was expected to touch contentious issues such as employee division, issue of fee-reimbursements for economically poor students in professional colleges and distribution of power, the issue of employees was taken up mainly.

``About 90 per cent of the issues in employee division between the two states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh have been resolved,’’ K Chandrasekhar Rao told newspersons.

``The positive aspect is that the two states are now a reality. We have agreed to thrash out any problem without ego-clash and assessing strength and weaknesses,’’ Rao added.

Acknowledging that the discussions were `good’ Chandrababu Naidu said: ``All problems and misgivings can be sorted out only in cordial environment between the both states. We have asked officials to go ahead. We will intervene if needed.’’ The centre should come forward to address problems being faced by all Telugus in the two states, Naidu said.

Both the leaders also agreed that the state bifurcation should have been done in a better manner to avoid many troubles being faced by the people now.

The chief secretaries to two state governments would continue discussions on a regular basis to take up other issues as well. The chief secretaries and speakers of the two states and other high officials also participated in the meeting.

Published on August 17, 2014
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