Both the Chief Ministers told reporters after the meeting here that the talks were held in a cordial atmosphere and with ‘give and take’ approach.

During the meet, issues related to employees distribution and entrusting responsibilities to the chief secretaries of both the states, were discussed.

Earlier, Governor Narasimhan had brought Naidu and Rao together on the occasion 'At Home' hosted at the Raj Bhavan on Independence Day.

The Governor also had a closed door meeting with the two leaders and their senior officials, an attempt seen as a move by the governor to break the ice between the two Chief Ministers.

Speaking to reporters, Rao said the discussion was held on three key issues -- on legislature accommodation (sharing of legislature buildings), distribution of employees and sharing of state-level educational institutions.

“‘Issue of legislators' accommodation has been resolved. On distribution of employees, Kamalanathan committee has been set up. The committee is looking into distribution of 67,000 employees belonging to the state cadre, of which 22,000 vacancies are there. And only 45,000 employees are to be divided. We have told chief secretaries to sit and discuss the issue...they will sort out that problem," Chandrasekhar Rao said.

The Telangana Chief Minister termed the talks as ‘fruitful’ and said they sought to move ahead with the same spirit of cooperation, because the two states are mutually dependent.

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