HYDERABAD: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who has advocated for the “Telangana model” of development and an alternative agenda for the country, begins a nationwide tour from Friday. The CM will interact with restless farmers in Punjab, meet the chief ministers of Delhi and Punjab and also visit Karnataka and Maharashtra. According to an official statement released on Thursday evening, Rao will depart for Delhi on Friday. It has been in conflict with the Narendra Modi government over several issues such as paddy supply, states share in GST, national status of TS irrigation projects.
During his visit to various states, Rao will meet with economists, politicians and personalities from various fields. The TRS supremo will console family members of farmers, who lost their lives in their fight against the Farm Bills. During his interactions with chief ministers and others, Rao will discuss political and economic issues. Rao, who told the TRS plenary that the country does not need more “tents and fronts”, said Telangana will play a key role in redefining the country’s goals. He will stay in Delhi on Friday and Saturday.
On May 22, Rao is expected to travel from Delhi to Chandigarh, where he will hand over Rs 3 lakh to family members of 600 farmers, who lost their lives during the Farm Bills agitation. The state cabinet, in the past, decided to grant solatium to the families of 600 farmers.
KCR will also visit Karnataka, Bengal and Bihar
During the distribution of the checks to the farmers, the chief ministers of Delhi and Punjab, Arvind Kejriwal and Bhagwant Mann, will also be present, according to a statement from the CMO. On May 26, Rao will be in Bengaluru, where he will meet former Prime Minister Deve Gowda and former Karnataka Chief Minister Kumara Swamy. On May 27, Rao will visit Ralegan-Siddhi in Maharashtra. From there the Chief Minister will reach Shirdi. Later, he will return to Hyderabad from Shirdi. The statement said Rao will visit West Bengal and Bihar on May 29 or 30. During the second leg of his tour, he will meet family members of soldiers who died in the Galwan clashes and provide them with financial assistance.