On Friday, Reddy's office had said he had directed the Water Resources Department authorities to ensure water release immediately. As per the agreement between Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, the former normally releases at least two TMC feet of water to meet Chennai's drinking water needs, official sources had said in Vijayawada.
Both CMs decided to amicably resolve any issue pending between the states since the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh in June 2014. Due to an acrimonious relationship with former Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu and Rao, water sharing was not discussed between the two.
Sucharita, who was groomed by the former Andhra Pradesh CM and Jagan's father late Dr Y S Rajashekara Reddy has been awarded the position not only because she belongs to the Mala-SC caste but also because she is a staunch YSR loyalist who stuck with the family since 2009.