KCR asks Centre to increase Assembly seats in Telangana

, 8:39 AM IST

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao has urged the Centre to increase the number of seats in Telangana State Legislative Assembly.

On the second day of his tour to New Delhi, the Chief Minister called on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and other union ministers. During his meeting with Rajnath Singh, KCR appealed to him to increase the Assembly seats in the new State as per the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act. He also sought sanction of additional 30 IPS officers for the State. He said the process of bifurcation of employees between AP and Telangana should be hastened up.

Later. KCR met Supreme Court Chief Justice T.S. Thakre and discussed the issue of bifurcation of High Court.

The Chief Minister was accompanied with Minister Jagadishwar Reddy, MPs Jithender Reddy and B. Vinod Kumar and Special Representative of Telangana in New Delhi Venugopal Chary among other.

Speaking to media persons later, Jithender Reddy informed that the Chief Minister met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other Union Ministers seeking special grants and their help in early completion of pending projects. He said KCR has urged the Centre to fulfil all the promises that were made with Telangana in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act. (INN)