Jagan Govt Versus TRS Harish Rao

For the first time after YS Jaganmohan Reddy became CM of Andhra Pradesh in May 2019, Telugu politics are witnessing a tussle between AP and Telangana governments.

It all started with TRS senior leader and Telangana finance minister T Harish Rao, who made critical remarks on Jagan-led YSRCP government in AP, saying that just for the sake of securing an additional Rs 4,000 crore loan, Jagan bowed in front of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and agreed to install meters for agriculture pumpsets in AP, which will eventually result in farmers losing free power in AP.

This angered YSRCP government.

AP power minister Balineni Srinivas Reddy slammed Harish Rao for his remarks against YSRCP government.

Balineni said Harish made mindless remarks against YSRCP government without knowing the facts.

Balineni attacked TRS government saying that it has no consistency in relations with Centre.

"One day, they praise Modi and the immediate next day they criticise Modi. They have no consistency. But for YSRCP government there is consistency. We want to have better relations with Centre for the benefit of AP not for our personal interests. There is no truth in Harish's comments that AP farmers will lose free power. In fact, we will offer free power to farmers in a more effective way."

KCR, Jagan initially displayed unusual bonhomie for one year. But these days, it has disappeared due to water disputes and RTC disputes between AP and Telangana.