Chief Minister Y S Jagan mohan Reddy is leaving for the national capital this morning. He is scheduled to stay in Delhi for two days. He would meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah and other Ministers and seek their support to the State.
The Delhi tour of Jagan mohan Reddy was on the cards for the last couple of weeks, but it did not happen for various reasons. It was postponed twice as Shah was busy with other engagements and the Home Ministry could not accommodate a meeting with the Chief Minister.
The chief minister would first participate in the Police Commemoration Day in Vijayawada and pay tributes to the police martyrs at the Indira Gandhi Municipal Corporation Stadium. He would then proceed to the Gannavaram airport and from there to the national capital.
The chief minister is scheduled to discuss the issues concerning the State bifurcation with the Union Home Minister. There are several issues to be settled yet between the two Telugu States. Though Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is showing keen interesting in resolving some of the bifurcation issues between the two states, there are certain issues that require the Union Home Ministry’s intervention.
The chief minister is also expected to take up the issue of the new Capital Amaravati for the State with the Home Minister. There are five years more for the Union government to amend the AP Reorganisation Act 2014 to declare new capital for residuary Andhra Pradesh. Though the previous Telugu Desam Party had zeroed in on Amaravati as new capital, the Central government had not amended the 2014 Act to recognise the name and give funds.
The sources say that the chief minister is planning to discuss the proposal to shift the core capital to Mangalagiri from the present Velagapudi with the Union Home Minister and place the proposal in support of the move. The government is arguing that the construction cost in Velagapaudi is more as the soil is not conducive for construction.
It is to be seen what the chief minister would bring from the national capital after his two-day camp.