Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 5 in New Delhi. He would be meeting the PM for third time and this time, it would be a day after his Telangana counterpart K Chandrasekhar Rao’s meeting with Narendra Modi.
Jaganmohan Reddy had lined up a number of issues to be discussed with the Prime Minister during his next meeting. The issues like Polavaram Project, Amaravati capital city, reverse tendering on these two major projects and the review of power purchase agreements are likely to take top place in the discussions between the two leaders.
The chief minister is likely to complain against the Union Ministers who have spoken against his government, particularly on his reverse tendering in Polavaram project and PPAs review and show the Prime Minister the results that he could get from these actions against the claims of the Central Ministers.
The chief minister is also take up the issue of non-conventional and renewable energy issue with the prime minister as it had become a burden on the States. The solar and wind powers are really tough sectors to handle, while managing the thermal and hydro electrical projects in the State. The fluctuations in the wind and solar powers cause heavy loss to the State, which is financially a burden.
The neighbouring Tamil Nadu had already given a representation to the Centre on this issue, while Jaganmohan Reddy is likely to give an alternative plan on this issue to the prime minister.
Besides these issues, the chief minister is also likely to raise Ramayapatnam Port, Kadapa Steel Plant and Visakhapatnam railway zone issues and seek early decisions on this. The chief minister is likely to request the prime minister to retain the Waltair division in the new South Coastal Railway (SCoR) zone to be created with Visakhapatnam as headquarters. He is also likely to seek allotment of Railway Recruitment Board for the SCoR.