Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao will leave for Delhi on Thursday to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Prime Minister’s Office has confirmed Mr Modi’s appointment on Friday, the most important being the amendment to the Presidential Order to implement the new zonal system to ensure 95 per cent reservations for locals in jobs and education. The Centre’s nod is a must for bringing in the new zonal system as the Presidential Order issued in 1975 in undivided AP needs to be amended.
The Chief Minister had rushed to Delhi to meet Mr Modi soon after the Cabinet meet on May 27 but returned as he could not get an appointment due to Mr Modi’s foreign tour.
The CM met Union home minister Rajnath Singh on May 27 and submitted a represenation seeking amendment to the Presidential Order before returning to Hyderabad. He is expected to take up other bifurcation-related issues like division of common institutions listed under Schedule IX and X of the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014, handing over government buildings vacated by the AP government in Hyderabad to the Telangana state government