Guntur: Chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who personally invited his Telangana counterpart K Chandrasekhar Rao for the foundation-stone-laying ceremony for the capital city of Amaravati, is understood to be making sincere efforts for including the latter in the list of speakers during the event on Thursday.
Following the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) restriction on the number of speakers to five, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, AP CM, Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and one minister each from Japan and Singapore, Chandrababu Naidu is of the view that it would be better to provide some time for Chandrasekhar Rao to express his views on the new capital city of AP as well as the bonding between the people of both the Telugu-speaking states by giving him an opportunity to address the gathering.
During a brief chat with Express at Uddandarayunipalem, a top official of the state government, who came there for inspecting the ongoing arrangements, said that the AP CM had directed the officials to contact the officials of PMO for increasing the number of speakers to seven instead of five.
The PMO informed the state government earlier that only Japan minister Yosuke Takegi, Singapore minister Ishwaran, Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and finally the PM Narendra Modi will speak.
In the itinerary prepared by the PMO, the ministers from Japan and Singapore were given a time slot for three minutes each and Venkaiah Naidu five minutes. After the AP CM speaking for 10 minutes, the PM will address the meeting for 32 minutes.
Despite the state government extending invitations to the chief ministers and Governors of all the states in the country, the government has clarity over the arrival of only two CMs – KCR of Telangana and Parkash Singh Badal of Punjab. Similarly, it also informed that only three Governors, including AP and TS Governor ESL Narasimhan, Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah and Assam Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya.
With the list of CMs just reaching three, including himself, Naidu expressed his opinion that it would be better to provide some time for both Telangana and Punjab CMs, who are also sharing the same dais, for delivering their message and asked the officials to work out formalities for getting a favourable decision from the PMO over the same, the official said. “We have taken the same to the notice of PMO and are yet to get confirmation,” he added.
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