Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao would not attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the state on Sunday.
Talasani Srinivas Yadav, Telangana Minister and Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) leader, stated that he will greet PM Modi upon his arrival and will participate in formal activities.
This will be the sixth time in a row that CM KCR has boycotted Prime Minister’s engagements in the state since February 2022.
Earlier this year, CM KCR skipped PM Modi’s program despite being invited in accordance with procedure, and he did not meet the PM at the airport upon his arrival.
PM Modi then stated in his address that he is “pained by the non-cooperation” of the KCR government.
PM Modi is set to visit the state today and will lay the groundwork for a number of development projects totaling more than Rs 13,500 crore.
“Around 2:15 PM, Prime Minister will reach Mahabubnagar district, where he will dedicate to the nation and lay the foundation stone of multiple developmental projects worth more than Rs 13,500 crore, in important sectors like road, rail, petroleum and natural gas and higher education. During the programme, the Prime Minister will also flag off a train service through video conferencing,” Prime Minister’s Office said.