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KCR meets PM, seeks special status for Telangana

IANS 08 Jun 2014, 11:07:10 AM IST
New Delhi/Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao Saturday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital, and demanded special category status for his state.

KCR, as the chief minister is popularly known, sought a package and financial assistance for the new state.

The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief also urged the prime minister to withdraw the ordinance transferring 205 villages in Khammam district of Telangana to Andhra Pradesh as part of construction of the Polavaram irrigation project.

KCR submitted a detailed memorandum to Modi. He also sought national status to Paranahita Chevella irrigation project, TRS sources said.