No plans to join Modi government, says TRS leader

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Hyderabad, Feb 17: The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) is not planning to join the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) central government, a state cabinet minister said Tuesday.

Energy Minister Jagdish Reddy dismissed reports that the TRS is planning to join the Modi government.

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"There is no such proposal. There is no truth in these reports," the minister told reporters.

Stressing there was no discussion in TRS on joining the NDA government, he said irrespective of which coalition is in power, the central government should extend all cooperation to Telangana for its development.

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao's meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi Monday had sparked off speculations in the political circles.

The TRS chief had 45-minute-long meeting with Modi without any aides or party leaders. There were also speculations that Rao's daughter K. Kavitha may join the union cabinet.

The TRS, however, said the chief minister met Modi with a demand to make adequate allocation to the state in the union budget and also to undo the injustice done to it in united Andhra Pradesh.

Rao, who was in Delhi to attend the marriage of BJP president Amit Shah's son, also urged Modi to own up state government's flagship programmes.

The Telangana chief minister was in Mumbai Tuesday to meet his Maharashtra counterpart to discuss inter-state irrigation projects.

IANS

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