Telangana, Andhra Chief Ministers Revanth Reddy Chandrababu Naidu met for the first time in 4 years

The Telangana and Andhra Pradesh governments on Saturday decided to constitute a high-level committee to resolve the post-partition issues.

The decision was taken in a meeting between Telangana Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy and his Andhra Pradesh counterpart N Chandrababu Naidu.

Issues pending for the last 10 years were discussed in a nearly two-hour long meeting between delegations comprising ministers and senior officials led by the chief ministers of the two states at Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phule Praja Bhavan.

Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Malu Bhatti Vikramark told the media after the meeting that it has been decided to form a high-level committee comprising senior officials. The panel will be formed in two weeks.

Issues which cannot be resolved by the Committee of Officials will be referred to the Committee of Ministers. He said that if the committee of ministers also failed to find a solution, another meeting of the chief ministers would be held to resolve them.

Vikramarka said that the two states discussed the issues that remained unresolved even 10 years after the partition of Andhra Pradesh. They decided to discuss and resolve the pending issues.

Both the state governments agreed to work together to prevent narcotics and cyber crimes.

Andhra Pradesh Minister A Sathyaprasad said it was a day welcomed by all Telugu speakers. He said that Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has sent a letter to his Telangana counterpart to resolve the issues arising out of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act, 2014.

The Minister said that the two Chief Ministers discussed the matter thoroughly after taking suggestions from all.

Stressing that the Telangana state was formed after a great movement, he said the decisions were taken for the good of all. The two chief ministers agreed to meet again to discuss the issues.

He mentioned that Andhra Pradesh has already constituted a cabinet sub-committee on drug control. He said that the Additional Director Generals of the two states would monitor the activities to curb the menace of drugs.

Telangana Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister, some Ministers, Chief Secretary Santhi Kumari and senior officers also participated in the meeting on behalf of Telangana.

The delegation from Andhra Pradesh, led by Chandrababu Naidu, includes ministers Kandula Dargesh, A Sathyaprasad, BC Janardhan Reddy, Chief Secretary Nirabh Kumar Pradesh and senior officials.

This is the first meeting between the chief ministers of Telugu states in four years. Chandrababu Naidu, who had taken over as the Chief Minister last month, proposed to settle the pending issues amicably in the meeting on July 1 and the next day Revanth Reddy accepted the proposal and invited him to Hyderabad. gave

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