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YSR calls for maintaining cordial relations with K'taka

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Bangalore, Apr 3 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today called upon the Telugus living in Karnataka to foster unity and maintain the cordial relationship between the by the two States.

''Even history reveals that Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh have a good relationship. Vijayanagara king Krishnadevaraya, though a Kannadiga, strived for the welfare of the Telugu people. We should continue to maintain this relationship,'' he said participating in a function, organised by the Karnataka Telugu Federation to honour nine noted personalities in various fields with Vemana Memorial Award as a part of the 'Ugadi Utsavaalu' here.

''Wherever we are, we should live in unity and maintain our culture, then only we can achieve success and the country can progress,'' he added.

Dr Reddy said his State was giving priority to complete the ongoing irrigation projects to help farmers.

Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister K Rosaiah, in his address, said there was a proposal to set up a separate department to look after the affairs of the Andhra people living abroad. Dr Reddy would shortly visit Dubai and discuss with the Sultanate of United Arab Emirates about the problems faced by Telugus who lived there.

He said it was proposed to put up a united fight for getting classical status for Telugu and Kannada.

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