- Telangana CM KCR is on a 10 day visit to few non-BJP states with 2024 polls in mind
- He met with SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and Delhi CM Kejriwal and discussed key issues
- CM will be meeting other leaders also and this is his second leg of meeting with like-minded parties
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday met Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav in the national capital and discussed various issues concerning the country.
During his 10-days long visit, the chief minister will meet political, media, and economic experts and he will extend help to the families of the martyred soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country. The Telangana CM will be meeting other leaders also and this is his second leg of meeting with like-minded parties.
Both Arvind Kejriwal and KCR share a good personal relationship and have an understanding with Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee.
Tour with Kejriwal
Delhi CM Kejriwal and KCR visited a government school in the national capital's Moti Bagh area on Saturday to take stock of improvements made in the public education system by the AAP dispensation.
The delegation visited classrooms, labs and the students' playing area among other facilities. Briefing Rao about the Delhi government's "remarkable improvements" in education, Kejriwal said many private school students were taking admission in government schools because of the quality of education being imparted.
"We have around 1,100 schools and nearly 18 lakh students studying in them. Earlier, this number was 16 lakh, but now, due to remarkable improvements in the education sector, many students of private schools are joining our government schools," Kejriwal told Rao.
Officials of the Delhi education department also gave a presentation regarding improvements being done in the sector by the AAP government.
Why the tour
The TRS leader has been at loggerheads with the saffron party on issues of paddy recruitment, and on several occasions, claimed that the BJP is adopting divisive politics to cover up its failures.
In his long visit to various parts of the country where the saffron isn't waving, the CM is in hopes of bringing together opposition CMs together against the BJP. He left Congress behind.
What's on agenda?
As per the tour schedule, KCR, as Rao is popularly known, will meet different political party leaders in the national capital, besides interacting with noted experts to discuss the country's economic conditions.
He will hold meetings with noted national journalists also.
On May 22 afternoon, the CM will take up his Chandigarh tour. As announced earlier, he will console 600 families of farmers who laid down their lives during the nationwide farmers' agitation against the then contentious farm laws.
As financial assistance, he will distribute Rs three lakh to each family. The cheque distribution will be taken up along with his counterparts of Delhi and Punjab, Arvind Kejriwal, and Bhagwant Mann respectively, the release said.
The assistance will be given to the farmers' families belonging to Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi.
On May 26, KCR will reach Bengaluru to meet former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda. He will go to Ralegan Siddi from Bengaluru the next day to meet noted social activist Anna Hazare. From there, he will travel to Shirdi and offer prayers to Saibaba.
From Shirdi, he will return to Hyderabad the same day.
Again on May 29 and 30, he will tour West Bengal and Bihar to console the families of the martyred soldiers at Galwan Valley. As announced earlier, the CM will extend assistance to those families, the release said.
(With agencies' inputs)