Probe Sought Into Mission Bhagiratha; Congress Walks Out

Hyderabad, March.22 (NSS): The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) has staged a walk-out when the TRS government refused to appoint a House Committee on the alleged irregularities in the Mission Bhagiratha Scheme.

Not satisfied with the IT & Municipal Administration Minister KT Rama Rao’s reply on the demands, Congress MLA Komatireddy Venkat Reddy dared the state government saying that he was ready to tender resignation in case he failed to prove the allegations made against the Mission Bhagiratha Scheme.

“I will tender my resignation in case I failed to prove my allegations on Mission Bhagiratha. I will not contest elections again. Four Andhra contractors formed into a ring and looted Rs 10,000 crore”, he alleged.

Reacting to it, KTR said the State government was acting transparently. The TRS government would not be afraid of Komatireddy Venkat Reddy, who approached the State Vigilance Committee (SVC). The TRS government was ready to provide water and also make the Opposition drink the water. “The TRS government always thinks in people’s perspective”, he said and alleged that Komatireddy was much interested in contracts and sub-contracts instead of providing water to the people and the previous government failed to provide water to fluoride-affected villages in Nalgonda district.

He said the entire country was looking at Telangana for developing in a fast phase within three years. He said the TRS government was doing wonders in the State whereas the Congress had miserably failed to do anything to the State in the last 60 years. The TRS government was cleansing the dirt left by the previous Congress government.

Angrily reacting, Komatireddy reiterated his demand asking the State government to appoint House Committee and prove its sincerity if it was really acting transparently in regard to Mission Bhagiratha.

He also alleged that the entire country was discussing on the huge corruption in the state and such a huge scam never took place across the country. He said during 2004-14 Congress government, he made the government to supply drinking water to 700 villages, in which many were suffering from fluoride problem in Nalgonda district.

Intervening in the discussion, CLP leader K Jana Reddy said it was not only Komatireddy’s demand and it was the demand of the Congress. Ruling out appointment of House Committee on the alleged irregularities in Mission Bhagiratha, KTR said the Congress leaders were mentally disturbed and were trying to rub the same on the State.

He asked the Congress MLAs to shed tension and remain peaceful. He said there was no need for appointing a House Committee as Komatireddy had approached the SVC.

The CLP leader asked the TRS government to prove its sincerity when it was not at fault. He said that his party was staging walkout as the State government was not accepting their demand of appointing the House Committee.

After Congress’ walkout from the Assembly, Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao alleged that the Congress staged walkout due to jealousy at the monumental development taking place in the State during the TRS government.

The Congress was indulging in mud-slinging by making baseless allegations against the State government. He made it clear that TRS government would complete the Mission Bhagiratha and Mission Kakatiya under any circumstances. (NSS)

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