The Iftar party hosted by Governor ESL Narasimhan at Raj Bhavan, the other day, had further cemented the friendly relations between the two Telugu chief ministers. Both, Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, who attended the meeting together had some good times in the presence of the Governor.
The two states have been at loggerheads for the past five years as the relations between Telangana CM KCR and his AP counterpart Chandrababu Naidu were not well. The two chief ministers were in fighting mode for all these years and that took away the precious time in settling the bifurcation issues between the two States. Now, things seem to have changed. The two chief ministers are in love for each other.
Interestingly, Governor Narasimhan was able to make the two leaders sit across the table in his presence and talk about the disputes and the pending issues. The one-and-a-half-hour talk between the two chief ministers in the presence of Governor worked well and it have some good signs to the people of the two States. It is good if the bonhomie between the two chief ministers continue for the next five years.
The relationship should have been better between the two chief ministers when Chandrababu Naidu was at the helm. With his long experience in politics and also as chief minister could have been proved worthy had Naidu kept his egos and conspiracies away. Naidu did not go well with the other Telugu chief minister. He did not go well with the Prime Minister. With all his experience, he did not take any initiative to develop the State and resolve disputes. All that he did was just a digital image of development and a massive publicity campaign pushing the State into debt trap.
Time is running out for the chief ministers to sit together and sort out the issues. It is not too late for the chief ministers to resolve the issues and move on the path of development. People are welcoming this friendly relationship between the two chief ministers.