Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and discussed various issues related to the state.
During the hour-long meeting, the Chief Minister brought various demands pending with the Centre since the formation of the state four years ago, to the notice of the Prime Minister.
This was Rao's first meeting with Modi since the former floated the idea of a federal front as an alternative to both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress.
The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief has met leaders of various regional parties in the past few months to mobilize support for the proposed front.
According to a statement from the Chief Minister's office, he took up issues like separate High Court for Telangana, central funds for Kaleshwaram project, speeding up railway projects, allocation of defence land for building new state secretariat, release of funds for backward districts and Information Technology and Investment Region (ITIR), sanction of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) and setting up of Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) in Karimnagar with Modi.
KCR, as the TRS chief is popularly known, submitted 10 memorandums to Modi, listing out various pending issues. According to the Chief Minister's office, the Prime Minister responded positively to the issues raised by him.
KCR urged Modi to issue a new Presidential Order, incorporating the new zonal system finalized by the state government. The zonal system is aimed at ensuring 95 percent reservation for locals in employment.
This was also the first formal meeting of the two political leaders since KCR announced his decision of forming a 'Federal Front'.
Stating that both the BJP and the Congress miserably failed to address people's problems during last 70 years, KCR had earlier said that the front would trigger tremor in the national politics with its agenda for speedy development and for addressing the real issues of people.