Chief Minister of Telangana, K Chandrashekhar Rao and Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday decided to divert Godavari river water to Krishna river with the least possible land acquisition. The two chief ministers discussed for several hours about the decision, also talking on bifurcation issues, an official statement from Rao's office reportedly said.
The two chief ministers discussed transfer of the flow of river and how it will benefit both the states. The statement reportedly declared that the two leaders adopted a 'give and take' approach. On Monday, offical twitter account of Telangana CMO posted the meet of K Chandrashekhar Rao and YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.
Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao also requested Jagan Mohan Reddy to train 4,000 policemen as Telangana government will be recruiting as many as 18,000 policemen. Reddy responded positively to the request, the release reportedly said. Earlier, the two leaders had decided to share Godavari river water for the benefit of both the states.
In a fresh incident, Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy ordered civic authorities to demolish an unauthorised constructions on the bank of river Krishna on Monday. Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) had reported the property belonged to Telugu Desam Party leader P. Koteswara Rao snd was constructed without permission from competent authorities. The demolished property had stood near TDP chief and former CM of Andhra Pradesh, Chandrababu Naidu's residence. This incident took place after Naidu's residence was served notice for the same, which indicated that they could demolish his property next.
After winning second term in office, Telangana Chief Minister, K Chandrashekhar Rao inducted new ministers in his cabinet, that included two women, his son KT Rama Rao and nephew T Harish Rao. This is the first time women have been inducted in a Telangana Cabinet since 2014, the year in which the state separated from Andhra Pradesh.