Both states decided to meet on February 9 again and take up pending problems one by one.
Hyderabad: Telangana state and Andhra Pradesh declared to amicably settle all outstanding Issue pertaining to AP Reorganization Act, including the Secretariat buildings and others, before ESL Narasimhan Governor.
The first meeting on Wednesday among Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao’s team from Telangana and AP Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu’s team ended on a cordial note.
Both states agreed to meet on February 9 again and take up incomplete problems one by one. They as well decided to have gatherings in the AP capital Amravati soon.
The Governor allegedly advised them to settle all outstanding issues across the table and not go to court. They could also try to settle them through their generals.
After the gathering at Raj Bhavan, Harish Rao called it an initial one held in a friendly atmosphere.
“The first gathering was quite pleasant. All pending issues would be placed in order and sent to the Governor’s office in two or three days for the February 9 meet. We will try our best to settle all problems in an amicable and give-and-take way while protecting the interests of the State and those of the staffs,” said Harish Rao.
Asked about the topics to be taken up, he said that all issues refer to the AP Reorganization Act, as well as those listed in Schedule 9 and 10, the High Court bifurcation, the handing over of buildings including Secretariat buildings said by AP and issues of the government and electricity workers, etc., would be taken up.
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The AP finance minister supposed all problems would be settled, “mutually and amicably. This is our belief, that of our Telangana counterparts, Harish and others.”
The AP government requested the governor to hold two gatherings in the AP capital Amravati, after the 9th February meeting. Narasimhan promised to consider the plea since there was no complaint from Telangana.
Ramakrishnudu Yanamala, who was accompanied by Kalva Srinivas, and Atchannaidu said that some problems were raised by the Telangana government and some of them.
Energy Minister A Jagdish Reddy and Mentor to the Rule, G Vivekananda, who go together with Harish Rao, whispered that the Telangana government sought cordial relationships with its neighbors.
“Problems which can be sorted out simply will be taken up first and the complicated ones later. The tricky of the power division employees is genuine and they are facing hardships. Some have gone to court. We will see that 2 or 3 problems would be set at the next meeting,” he hoped.