CPI wants SC to re-review Brijesh Kumar Tribunal award

Hyderabad: Alleging that then united AP State government had failed to argue before the Brijesh Kumar Tribunal in the year 2013, the CPI opined that the Supreme Court’s dismissal of Special Leave Petition filed by the State government was heavy loss to the Telangana State.

In a press note here today, CPI State secretary Chada Venkat Reddy said that it was not correct on the part of Supreme Court to dismiss the petition by saying that the two Telugu States have to solve the problem themselves. He said the Supreme Court has to re-review the Brijesh Kumar Tribunal’s unilateral verdict on allocation of Krishna waters in view of drought, fluorosis problem in Telangana State, and to provide water to Palamuru, AMR, SLBC, Kalwakurthy, Nettempadu to solve the Telangana state.

He said the State was experiencing the bad results due to weak arguments of State in tribunal and in courts. At this juncture, the Telangana State has to convene a meeting with all political parties and engineering experts. He said that the State has to present the arguments before the Centre and if needed it has to appeal in Supreme Court again.

Congress demands relief to land losers as per Central Act

Meanwhile, Congress leaders have demanded that the State government extend compensation to the land oustees as per the Land Acquisition Act 2013 of the Union government.

The Congress leaders staged a dharna in front of the Mahadevpur Tahasildar office extending support to the land oustees here on Tuesday. Senior leaders T Jeevan Reddy, D Sridhar Babu and others participated in the agitation. Sridhar Babu demanded that the State government pay compensation to the farmers, who lost their land in projects, as per Land Acquisition Act-2013. He reminded that the then Congress government acquired land by convincing the farmers and alleged that the TRS government changed the name of Pranahitha-Chevella project by redesigning it. He said that the High Court’s dismissal of GO No.123 was a slap in the face of TRS government. -NSS

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