Thursday, November 16, 2017
Congress senior leader K.V.P.Ramachandra Rao has filed a PIL in the High Court contending that the Centre has abdicated responsibility on the Polavaram project and sought a direction to see that the entire expenditure is borne by the Central Government.
Ramachandra Rao traced the history of bifurcation of the State and said the decision of the Centre to say that the rates prevailing in 2014 alone will be paid is not correct. He sought an interim direction for release of Rs.3,800 crore. The case is likely to be listed on Tuesday.
He wanted the court to suspend the operation of orders issued in O.M.F.No.1(2)/PF-1/2014(Pt) dated September 30, 2016 of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure and consequent Cabinet decision regarding the funding of Polavaram.