Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and his AP counterpart Y S Jaganmohan Reddy are scheduled to meet today afternoon. TS chief minister KCR will formally invite his AP counterpart for the inauguration of the prestigious Kaleswaram irrigation project scheduled for June 21. However, the two chief ministers are likely to discuss the sharing and bifurcation of institutions from the Scheduled IX and X of the AP Reorganisation Act 2014. The distribution of the institutions could not be taken up even for initial talks between the two governments in the last five years as the chief ministers were in fighting mode then. Now, after the 2019 general elections, the two chief ministers are in friendly mode and are equally interested in completing the bifurcation process.
The two governments have already shared the buildings with the AP government handing over its buildings in Hyderabad to the Telangana State, as they are not being used by the AP. The shifting of the capital to Amaravati seven years in advance had left the AP government to vacate the buildings allocated for the State in Hyderabad. The TS government had made a request to the Governor to give these buildings to AP following which the Governor had issued orders. It is said that AP chief minister had also agreed for the same, though there was no official statement.
Now, the other bifurcation issues, particularly the distribution of the institutions, assets and liabilities of the institutions listed in the Schedule IX and X has to be taken up. The two chief ministers are equally interested in the process and the Governor is officiating the process. The officials of both the governments have also held initial talks on this and the meeting between the two chief ministers is likely to give a shape to the process.
The two chief ministers and Governor ESL Narasimhan are scheduled to participate in the officiating ceremony of the Sri Sarada Peeth where the successor to Sri Swaroopanandendra.