At last there was something upon which the two political rivals, K Chandrasekhara Rao, Chief Minister of Telangana and Nara Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh agreed together. During the Chief Ministers’ Meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Chief Ministers of both the Telugu state expressed their will towards scrapping the Planning Commission.
During the Chief Ministers’ Meeting, Naidu expressed that he had some experiences in the past when the Planning Commission did not cooperate with the state. He further suggested that a committee of Chief Ministers should be formed give suggestions to the Centre on funds expenditure.
KCR also supported the scrapping proposal of Planning Commission. He welcomed the other proposal of forming ‘Team India’, a committee of Chief Ministers chaired by the Prime Ministers. “so far, there has been no effective platform to enable the States to express their views at regular intervals and to participate in the formulation of national policies. For effective interaction and to promote a sense of involvement, the Council of Chief Ministers under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister may participate as members of “Team India” to deliberate and decide on all the general and important policy issues concerning the entire country”, said KCR.
On the other hand, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh demanded the Centre to come up with the vision 2050.