Governor E S L Narasimhan today said all issues (that remained contentious) between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are being addressed and assured solutions would be worked out.
“I can assure you, we are addressing all issues. Both Chief Ministers will cooperate. We will sit together, work out solutions and make people of the two states very very happy. I can assure you about that,” the Governor, who is common to the two Telugu-speaking states said.
He declined to comment when questioned about the stir raised by Telangana over the division of the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad that is common to the two states.
“People of the two states are happy, but the media is creating some unnecessary confusion,” Narasimhan remarked.
“I have been closeted with Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu for long hours. We have had fruitful discussions on various issues. The idea is how do we move the two states forward. Ultimately, this is a challenge that has come before the two Chief Ministers.
“Very few CMs have got such an opportunity that Babu has got and what (Telangana CM) Mr KCR has got. So my idea is that both states should now focus on development agenda and see how they can go forward and make people happy,” the Governor said.
“My dream is that in ten years from now…definitely the two states will become top notch of the country. I have no doubt about it. I will not be there, but you people will be around. These two states will be the most spoken about states in the country,” the Governor added.
Heaping praise on the AP Chief Minister, Narasimhan said, “Babu has a huge vision that will change the landscape of AP”.
Earlier in the day, the Governor visited Indrakeeladri, abode of Goddess Kanaka Durga, the presiding deity of Vijayawada, and offered prayers.
He later visited the famous Panakala Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple at Mangalagiri and worshipped the Lord. He then drove to Velagapudi and inspected the Government Transitional Headquarters.