Ananthapur, Kurnool left in the lurch: JC

Hyderabad: In what is seen as a startling revelation, Telugu Desam MP JC Diwakar Reddy has poured out his heart, saying   that it would have been better if the Rayalaseema districts of Ananthapur and Kurnool were merged into Telangana State during bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. Diwakar Reddy who represents Ananthapur visited the Telangana Assembly here on Wednesday and expressed his dismay at the loss being suffered by the two districts in irrigation sector.

He interacted with Finance Minister E Rajender for some time and spoke on the issue. Rajender in turn asked him whether the two districts are getting waters from Srisailam project. To this, Diwakar Reddy said that if  the two districts were included in Telangana, he would have asked Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to give them  water for irrigation, and  would have  questioned  KCR whether they  did not belong to Telangana.

Diwakar Reddy deplored that bifurcation of the State has left the in the lurch. He said that the two districts have adversely suffered due to bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. Development of the districts is relying on the mercy of chief ministers, he bemoaned. Diwakar Reddy also met his former colleague and opposition leader K Jana Reddy and shared similar views. –NSS

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