Lucknow, April 10 (IANS) Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat called on his Uttar Pradesh counterpart Yogi Adityanath here on Monday – in the first meeting between the two BJP leaders.
The two Bharatiya Janata Party Chief Ministers were closeted for over 40 minutes, an official told IANS. The meeting went beyond the courtesy call and both discussed serious issues like the contentious division of properties that has been hanging fire for the past 17 years.
Both sides are hopeful that with the neighbouring states having BJP governments, the impasse will be resolved at the earliest.
On a two-day visit to the state capital, Rawat said he was very optimistic that the long-standing issues between the two states will be resolved soon.
The issues that are yet to be resolved between Uttar Pradesh and the hill state of Uttarakhand are related to the irrigation department, rural development department, Panchayati Raj and Industrial Development. Uttar Pradesh is still retaining two guest houses, 36 irrigation canals, 214 hectare of land and 266 houses.