TDP to move to Supreme Court on Brijesh Kumar Tribunal award, says party chief Chandrababu Naidu
December 4, 2013 - Hyderabad
TDP president Nara Chandrababu Naidu announced in Vijayawada on Wednesday that it will approach the Supreme Court on Brijesh Kumar Tribunal Award on sharing of Krishna Waters at it will spell doom for the State. Participating in a 'Maha Dharna' he said that a case would be filed in the apex court within a week and efforts made to see that the verdict was not published in the Gazette. The third aspect, he said would be to mount pressure on the government to constitute another tribunal by scrapping the Brijesh Kumar Tribunal and added that the verdict lacked clarity and did not follow principles of natural justice. Naidu said that gave injustice was done to Andhra Pradesh, a lower riparian State with the Tribunal's verdict that deprived 35 lakh acres of water and said that it turns large parts of the State into desert. He said keeping this in view, the Centre should constitute a new tribunal. He wanted the Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy to convene an al-party meeting immediately to discuss the issue.
Mylavaram MA and Krishna District president Devineni Uamaheswara Rao, Guntur District president Prathipati Pulla Rao, Machilipatnam MP Konakalla Narayana Rao, Kodela Siva Prasada Rao, Nannapaneni Rajakumari are those among prominent spoke at the dharna.