On Thursday K Chandrasekhar Rao the Telangana Chief Minister will visit Chhattisgarh to meet Raman Singh the Chhattisgarh Chief Minister. KCR will discuss the issue with MR. Singh apart from exploring the possibility of getting more power from the neighboring State.
TS government feels that since Chhattisgarh is a power-surplus State and has agreed to give 1,000 MW of power and help the State in meeting the power shortage till it makes own arrangements to bridge the demand-supply gap, it should enter into an MoU.
KCR will also discuss with the officials on the possibility of laying power lines between the two States to ease the heavy load on the existing power corridor.
The State Assembly session would begin on November 5 and this is being seen as counter move to blunt the Opposition onslaught when the session begins. The Congress party and Telugu Desam Party in Telangana have already announced that during the budget session they would raise the issue. They have also been alleging that the government’s failure to supply seven-hour free power was leading to increase in farmers suicides in the State.