Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana meet in Hyderabad on Friday to discuss range of inter-state issues. Many matters arising out of the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh are yet to be resolved.
Through CM K Chandrashekar Rao and his counterpart YS Jagan Mohan Reddy have met many times after the latter forming the government, this is believed to be first such official meet to discuss bilateral issues.
KCR and Jagan met at Pragathi Bhavan which is the official residence of TRS Chief. Both Leaders are keen to foster friendly relations in the best interests of people of both states and have agreed to solve the inter-state disputes amicably.
Sharing of waters from Krishna and Godavari rivers were said to be high on agenda. There is a demand in the Rayalaseema region to divert some of the Godavari waters through Srisailam project to the parched region south of Telangana.
Other issues that remained unresolved over the last five years include disputes over dues of power utilities, distribution of employees, and other assets yet to be shared between the two states. The ownership of Andhra Pradesh Bhavan in New Delhi has also contended.