Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, who left for New Delhi on Friday to take part in inter-state council meeting convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, is trying to get an appointment for a one-on-one meeting with the PM to resolve the High Court bifurcation issue between TS and AP. For this purpose, Mr Rao has decided to stay in New Delhi for three more days though the inter-state council meeting is a one-day affair.
Mr Rao wants the PM to convene a meeting with CMs of TS and AP in the presence of Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to resolve HC bifurcation issue, besides division of common institutions listed under Schedule IX and X of the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014.
Mr Rao hopes to secure the appointment of the PM to resolve other contentious bifurcation-related issues between TS and AP. The TS CM is keen on addressing the bifurcation of High Court first following intense agitations by judicial officers and T-advocates demanding setting up of a separate High Court for TS which led to suspension of some judicial officers. Though AP CM N. Chandrababu Naidu is will also attend the inter-state council meeting, he will return to AP the same day as per the schedule.
Soon after landing in New Delhi, Mr Rao met party MPs and discussed plans and strategies to be adopted for resolution of bifurcation-related issues during his four-day stay in the national capital.