Jagan Mohan Reddy to undertake three day hunger fast from May 16

Saturday, April 30, 2016

YSRCP president and leader of the Opposition in the AP Assembly YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will on three-day fast from May 16 to 18 at Kurnool to protest against the illegal diversion of Krishna water affecting the interests of lower riparian State of Andhra Pradesh.

Speaking to media, he announced the decision on Saturday and said that the fast was to protest against the failure of the State Government to oppose the Palamuru-Ranga Reddy project and the indifference of the Centre. ‘ There should be a change in the attitude of Chandrababu Naidu, his Telangana counterpart K.Chandrasekhara Rao and the Centre. He said that KCR should realize that there were people in the other State too. The Palamuru-Ranga Reddy and Dindi projects take away 115 tmcft and would stop the flow of water to the Srisailam project. If Srisailam project is not filled, how does Nagarjunasagar Project get water about ayacut in the Krishna delta and drinking water requirements of the people? , he wondered.

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