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New Delhi, Feb 25:

TRS chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao Tuesday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, seeking an early creation of Telangana state.

Picture Courtesy: topnews.in
Picture Courtesy: topnews.in

Telangana Rashtra Samithi leader thanked the prime minister for his support in passing Telangana bill in parliament and urged him to ensure that appointed day or formation day of the new state is fixed at the earliest.

The MP, who was accompanied by other TRS leader, also submitted a memorandum, demanding some sops for the accelerated development of the new state.

KCR, as Rao is popularly called, sought setting up an Indian Institute of Management and a branch of All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Telangana. He also sought special category status for the region.

TRS chief demanded that Pranahita-Chevella irrigation project should be declared a national project. He also wanted the centre to allocate additional electricity from central pool to Telangana for at least three years. KCR also sought adequate gas allocation for gas-based electricity projects in the region.

As the bill passed by parliament last week is still awaiting President Pranab Mukherjee’s assent, KCR met him Monday, seeking his early nod.

KCR had called on Congress president Sonia Gandhi Sunday to thank her for passage of Telangana bill.

(IANS)