Even as key minister of the Modi government and the CB Naidu government in Andhra Pradesh battle it out over the demand for Special Status for Andhra Pradesh, Telangana CM KCR has gone all out with banners and posters welcoming PM Modi, who arrived at Hyderabad on Saturday.
Given the political rivalry between KCR and Andhra CM Naidu, these posters proclaiming the bonhomie between the PM and Telangana CM could prove to be an eyesore for the Andhra CM, who is already having a tough time dealing with the centre over the special status issue.
PM Narendra Modi was greeted by CM K Chandrasekhar Rao and Governor ESL Narasimhan as he arrived in Hyderabad on Sunday, his first ever visit to the state since he became the PM.
Governor Narasimhan, TS CM KCR greet Modi on arrival at Begumpet Airportâ€” Hyderabad Connect (@HydConnect) August 7, 2016
Since Saturday several prime spots of Hyderabad city were witness to huge banners of Modi and KCR.
As an economical special status for the state seems elusive even though Naidu himself met PM Modi last week, KCR-led TRS seems to be making the best out of the fallout between the NDA-allies. And TDP is the biggest loser as Naidu faces an uphill task of managing the economy of a state which he has to build from scratch.
Soon after arriving in the airport, PM Modi is set to be on his way to inaugurate Mission Bagiratha program at Komati Banda and then later inaugurate a power plant and fertilizer plant in Ramagundam. He will also address a public meeting in Gajwel and is scheduled to return Hyderabad by 4:30pm and attend a public meeting in LB stadium.