All Eyes on Babu & Revanth Meeting: Bifurcation issues to dominate

The chief ministers of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana will hold a meeting at the Praja Bhavan in Hyderabad on Saturday evening (July 6).
All Eyes on Babu & Revanth Meeting: Bifurcation issues to dominate

The upcoming meeting between Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and Telangana Chief Minister A. Revanth Reddy has sparked anticipation in both Telugu-speaking states. Scheduled for July 6, this face-to-face dialogue aims to address lingering issues stemming from the bifurcation of erstwhile Andhra Pradesh in 2014.

Sharing of assets between the two Telugu states would be the main focus of the meeting. The provisions mentioned in the Schedules IX and X of the AP Reorganisation Act of 2014 will be ironed out.

The sharing of Krishna and Godavari waters is another key area that will come into focus. Eighty-nine government companies and corporations are listed in the 9th Schedule. So far, the Telangana government has conceded AP's demands pertaining to only 69 companies. The 10th Schedule includes 107 training institutions/centres. In this regard, the recommendations of the Sheela Bhide Committee will be considered.

Telangana owes some arrears to AP. AP is owed Rs 7,200 crore towards power sector dues.

The historical association between Chandrababu Naidu and Revanth Reddy adds significance to this meeting. As former colleagues in the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), their shared commitment to cooperative development could pave the way for resolving long-standing issues.