DK Aruna Blasts TRS Govt On New Irrigation Projects

Hyderabad: Former Minister DK Aruna has said that the State government has no clarity on Palamuru-Rangareddy project ayacut and asked it to tell whether the report that the State government spending Rs.1600 crore only for power was correct.

Aruna has organsied a round table meeting on ‘Palamuru-Rangareddy Lift Irrigation Project’, here on Monday. She said that the TRS government kept the projects aside thinking that the Congress will get good name in case they were completed in Mahabubnagar. The government was looting the State with the new formula—new projects, new contractors, new commissions, she alleged. The TRS leaders were indulging in low level politics when questioned on their corrupt practices, alleging that the Congress leaders were obstructing the construction of projects.

The previous Congress government launched projects in Mahabubnagar district with the aim of providing water to eight lakh acres; she reminded and alleged that the Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao was speaking lies bigger than his uncle and Chief Minister K Chandraskehar Rao. It was a shame on the part of Harish Rao to participate in the inauguration of projects in Mahabubnagar and saying that the TRS government brought water to the Mahabubnagar district, she pointed out. She said that all TRS MLAs of the district including Minister Jupally Krishna Rao addressed letters to the Chief Minister saying that the Kalwakurthi project canal distribution network will be disturbed with the Palamuru-Rangareddy project alignment.

Is it not correct that the Chief Minister is looting the state joining hands with Andhra contractors; she questioned and alleged that KCR was speaking like a joker but not like a chief minister. Is there any mistake in farmers going to Courts on projects? Was it not a fact that the government submitted an affidavit to the Court on drinking water projects, she asked the State government and demanded it to release white paper on projects. She also demanded the State government to complete the projects with the old designs and opined that there was a need for the comprehensive discussion on Palamuru-Rangareddy project. (NSS)

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