Hyderabad: The Chief Ministers of both the Telugu states and YSRCP President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday participated in ‘At Home,’ a grand party hosted by Governor ESL Narasimhan at Raj Bhavan on the eve of 70th Independence Day.
Telangana CM K Chandrashekhara Rao and Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu looked pleasant, while greeting each other and interacting with other dignitaries as well.
Referring both the CMs as moons, Governor Narasimhan in a jubilant mood said: “Today is full moon day. Two Chandras (moons) arrived At Home.”
YS Jagan shook hands with KCR and Naidu, and has greeted all the ministers, officials from both the states on the occasion of 70th Independence Day.
After the bifurcation of united AP in 2014, Telangana CM KCR and AP CM Naidu met on only two occasions without much conversation. Raj Bhavan has brought both the CMs together again.
Earlier in the day, political observers raised eyebrows as whether both the Chief Ministers would attend ‘At Home’ part same time.
However, Governor Narasimhan has put in serious efforts to bring both the CMs on a common platform. All eyes on the meeting as whether CMs just confine themselves to just shaking hands or break the ice by initiating discussions on key issues, which are rocking both the Telugu states.
Union Minister for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya, Telangana Speaker Madhusudhana Chary, Deputy Speaker Padma Devender Reddy, Telangana Legislative Council Chairman Swamy Goud, AP Legislature Council Chairperson Dr A Chakrapani, Telangana Deputy CM Kadium Srihari, former united AP Chief Minister Nadendla Bhaskar Rao, Union Minister Sujana Chowdhary, Chief Secretaries from both the states, several ministers, senior government officials took part in the function.
However, senior leaders from Congress party and T-TDP were not seen at the function.