On Thursday, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has left for Delhi from Begumpet Airport on a “special flight”, where he is scheduled to meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. 

The Chief Minister’s Office has said that “the Chief Minister left for Delhi. He will be meeting the Prime Minister on October 4 at 11:00 AM.”

However, the agenda of the meeting is not yet disclosed officially, said CM Rao might urge for the early release of pending funds. 

It would be considered as the first official meeting between CM Rao and PM Modi after the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections. 

CM Roa is accompanied by Nama Nageswara Rao, TRS MPs K Keshava Rao, J Santosh Kumar, and State Planning Board Vice-Chairman B Vinod Kumar.

During his meeting, the Telangana Chief Minister is expected to discuss several issues, including finance and irrigation. 

According to sources, CM Rao is also expected to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, and Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. He might also discuss issues of defence lands with PM Modi and Mr. Singh, as the state government requires defence lands for several developmental works, said sources. 

CM Rao will urge Mr. Shah to impose GST (Goods and Services Tax) on Beedis, as the present burden on the Beedi Industry is a vast 28 percent and 18 percent on ‘Beedi Leaves’. 

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