He flew in a helicopter over the river and visited various places along its 140 km course from Medigadda to Dharmapuri. KCR inspected the river which came alive following incessant rains over last one week and huge inflows from upstream.
Exuding confidence that development would finally reach the Valley, he said it was good to have only one flag for the whole of the country, rather than Kashmir having a separate flag of its own. The Centre's decision was a step in the direction of national integration.
On Monday, India suspended via a presidential decree Article 370 of the country’s constitution, which granted Jammu and Kashmir a special status, turning the disputed region into two union territories - Jammu and Kashmir with an own legislature, and Ladakh without a legislature. However, the legislative bill on removing the article has yet to be approved by India’s parliament.
The bill seeks to make Jammu and Kashmir a Union Territory with the legislature and Ladakh Union Territory without legislature.
The Bill, which was introduced on July 19, was passed by a voice vote amid noisy protests by some Opposition parties over Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury not being allowed to speak on his adjournment notice.
BJD MP Prasanna Acharya today welcomed the government’s decision to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution and its proposal to make Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh two different Union Territories
This has been effective after Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday moved the proposal to scrap Article 370.