Nagam Janardhan Reddy Denies Quitting BJP

HYDERABAD: Nailing reports that appeared in a section of the media that he was planning to leave the BJP, former minister, Nagam Janardhan Reddy, today made it clear that he would continue in the saffron party.

Speaking to the media here on Monday, the former minister said the “stories” of his quitting the BJP are baseless and mischievous. He also warned that he would launch an agitation if the TRS Government attempts to take over the land belonging to the Osmania University.

Criticising the style and functioning of Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao, Nagam Janardhan Reddy said the state government should help the farmers by completing all the pending irrigation projects on war-footing.

Announcing that he would launch a protest program from May 21 over inordinate delay of irrigation projects, Nagam said he would bring pressure on the TRS Government on the issue.

While the projects were going on expeditiously in the residuary Andhra Pradesh State, the same were going on at a snail’s pace in Telangana State, he lamented. If the TRS Government declared affected mandals as drought hit, the center would immediately grant funds to meet the needs of farmers in those mandals, he added.

Nagam alleged that the ministers in Rao’s Government were resorting to corrupt practices and remained as processional deities. The chief minister was personally clearing even petty works worth 100 rupees and not giving any financial powers to his colleagues, he added. (NSS)

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