Although tensions continue to brew at home between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, AP CM Chandrababu Naidu and Telangana IT Minister KT Rama Rao were seen posing for a picture at the World Economic Forum annual summit.
In another picture, KTR can be seen with and AP IT Minister Nara Lokesh and MP Jayadev Galla.
The World Economic Forum is being held in Davos, Switzerland from January 23 to January 26.
Chandrababu Naidu is a regular at the World Economic Forum. He will reportedly hold 25 bilateral meetings with CEOs of different companies.
“This time World Economic Forum is India's World Economic Forum. PM is promoting India from Davos, it is a great opportunity. In Andhra Pradesh we are going in a big way for investment,” Chandrababu Naidu told ANI.
KTR was a special invitee to the WEF. The WEF reportedly complimented Telangana for standing first in the ‘ease of doing business’ rankings.
KTR addressed Telangana diaspora in Zurich and highlighted the developmental projects the state took up after it came to power. He tried to woo them to invest in the state.
Though there is bonhomie in Davos, all was not well between the two states after the Telangana Chief Minister’s comments at the India Today South Conclave. When CM KCR was asked if Telangana and Andhra Pradesh had been competing with each other since bifurcation, KCR said that there was no need for comparing the two states, claiming that Telangana was way ahead.
Lashing out at KCR for his remarks, Chandrababu Naidu stated that the reason Andhra Pradesh had the lowest per capita income in the south with a difference of Rs 35,000 with the nearest competitor was not the mistake of the people but due to the unscientific decision of the UPA, which split the state in 2014. He said five crore people suffered as the then rulers did not do "equal justice" by compensating the state for the loss of Hyderabad to Telangana. Naidu even threatened the Centre saying that he would move the Supreme Court if they failed to deliver on their promises made during bifurcation.