KCR in Bihar: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Wednesday reached Patna and met Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at the airport. Rao's proposed visit assumes significance as his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar recently severed ties with the NDA and formed a government in that state with RJD, Congress, CPI-ML (L), CPI, CPI(M) and HAM under the 'Mahagathbandhan.'
Earlier this year, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav met Rao. According to an official release, Chief Ministers of both the states will discuss national politics on the occasion.
Talking about KCR's Bihar visit, deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav said, "Today's program by CM Nitish Kumar and Telangana CM KCR is in view of honouring the soldiers who lost their lives in Galwan Valley and the people who died in a recent accident in Hyderabad. If all states cooperate like this, the country will succeed."
Rao had announced financial aid to the kin of 12 workers from Bihar, who died in a fire accident here recently. Rao handed over cheques for Rs 10 lakh to each family of fallen soldiers and Rs 5 lakh to the kin of deceased migrant workers.
Rao had announced support to the families of 19 jawans martyred in the Galwan Valley clashes in 2020. The Telangana government had earlier extended support to Colonel Santosh Babu, belonging to the southern state, who was martyred in the clashes.