Palvai Govardhan Reddy Is No More

Rajya Sabha Member from Telangana Palvai Govardhan Reddy died of heart stroke on Friday morning at Kuku where he went to participate in a meeting of Parliamentary Standing Committee.

Hyderabad: Palvai Govardhan Reddy died of heart attack at Kulu on Friday morning. He went to Kulu from Delhi this morning to participate in the meeting of Parliamentary Standing Committee. Soon after landing, he complained of chest pain and was rushed to a hospital where he breathed his last. He is 81. His wife is with him.

Palvai has been a senior Congress politician from Nalgonda district. He was elected to Andhra Pradesh Assembly for five times since 1967 and to the Legislative Council once. Presently he is a Member of Rajya Sabha. He was elected to the Upper House in 2012. He was in the cabinets of Bhavanam Venkatram and Kotla Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy. He was a staunch supporter of Telangana statehood movement.

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has expressed profound grief at the sudden demise of the Congress leader. Palvai’s body is being flown to Hyderabad.

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Palvai’s Mortal Remains Shifted To His Native Village

The body of Palvai Govardhan Reddy who died at Kulu on Friday has been shifted to his native place in Nalgonda district on Saturday.

Hyderabad: Congress senior leader, Rajya Sabha member Palvai Govardhan Reddy’s mortal remains were shifted from Gandhi Bhavan to his native village on Saturday. The last rites will take place in Idikuda village of Chundur Mandal in Nalgonda district.

Reddy, who was in Kulu to attend a Parliamentary Standing Committee meeting on Friday morning, suffered a sudden cardiac arrest in his car. He passed away by the time he was shifted to a hospital.

A galaxy of leaders came to Gandhi Bhavan on Saturday morning and paid their last respects.

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Palvai opposes projects on Krishna

HYDERABAD: Senior Congress member in Rajya Sabha Palvai Govardhan Reddy today opposed the proposed Mahbubnagar Lift irrigation project saying it was not viable.

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  • Mahabubnagar Lift Irrigation canal not viable
  • Instead, suggests dams on Godavari
  • Flays plans on Pattiseema

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Talking to media persons at the CLP office on Tuesday, Palvai argued that without knowing ground realities and facts about the project, Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao was talking about completing it. He advised KCR to consult experts like civil engineer Hanumanth Rao for better understanding on best possible solutions which are suitable to Telangana people. He charged the TRS government with spending crores of rupees on unviable projects on Krishna river, where water is not available. He advised that instead of constructing projects on Krishna river, KCR should concentrate on Godavari river to tap un-utilized flood water going into the sea. Godavari is life line for future generations of Telangana State, he observed.

Palvai also raised objections to the Pattiseema lift irrigation project proposed by Andhra Pradesh government. He said even if it is completed, Telangana region would not get water from the Godavari river. He demanded that KCR also stop the Pattiseema project. Palvai said his party would oppose tooth and nail on any amendments to the Land Acquisition Act at the Centre. He said that with the support of other Opposition parties, the Congress would defeat the Bill in the Rajya Sabha at any cost. He also said if BJP goes for a joint session then people would give a fitting lesson to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (NSS)

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Palvai urges TPCC revamp

  • Demands removal of Ponnala
  • Bemoans leaders leaving party

Hyderabad, January 15: Senior Congress leader and MP Palvai Govardhan Reddy today demanded that AICC revamp Telangana Congress party.

Talking to media persons here on Wednesday, Palvai said there was an urgent need for immediate change of leadership as the party bit dust in the recent general elections. He also stated that since many of the party leaders are switching loyalties to ruling TRS, the Congress high command should think of a change of guard at State level.

Govardhan Reddy suggested removal of those leaders who were causing immense loss to the party. The MP took exception to the Telangana Congress chief Ponnala Lakshmaiah for failing to prevent the leaders from crossing over to other parties. He said many Congress leaders have been urging the AICC to oust Lakshmaiah for poll debacle and his inability to stop the leaders from switching loyalties. He expressed dismay over many leaders quitting the Congress to join the ruling party for greener pastures. Despite keeping the promise of giving statehood to Telangana, the Congress managed to get only 21 seats in Telangana State, he deplored. Now it is the time for the leaders to come together to fight collectively on the problems. (NSS)

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