Sunday, December 3, 2017
The YSRCP has decided to sent its MPs, MLAs and MLCs on a ‘bus yatra’ to the Polavaram project dam site on December 7.
According to a press release, their visit is intended to exert pressure on the TDP government to expose the alleged conspiracy behind its attempts to withdraw from the project. The party said an estimated 70 per cent of the left and right canal work was completed during YSWR rule and the present government was trying to put the project on the back-burner. The party accused the TDP of taking huge kickbacks from the contractors and said an action plan for launching a massive agitation would be drawn up soon.
The development came following the Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu’s statement in the AP State Legislative Assembly that he was willing to handover the project to the Centre if it doubted the State’s inability to meet the deadline and was not satisfied with the responses to the queries being raised the Union Ministry of Water Resources.
BJP Mahila Morcha National in-charge Daggubati Purandeswari had in a letter to the Union Minister Nitin Gadkari raised the cost and relief and rehabilitation as issues that cast dark shadows to be addressed by the Centre.
Central government has evidence of irregularities which could land the State in trouble if any inquiry is ordered, says Vundavalli
Former MP Vundavalli Arun Kumar speaking at a Meet-the-Press programme, said that the Central government Central government has evidence of irregularities which could land the State in trouble if any inquiry is ordered. He said that substantial progress would have been made if the government spent adequate sums on it instead of Pattiseema and Purushottapatnam projects. He alleged that the State had decided in advance to whom it should entrust the project to. He said there were many discrepancies in the accounts of Polavaram showed by the State government. He demanded the Chief Minister to divulge the facts on the financial assistance said to have been executed by the Central government to the State government and the status of the project. He contended that the State government had a total debt of Rs.2.16 lakh crore as on date including Rs.1 lakh crore of old borrowings. On Kapu reservation, Vundavalli said that the draft Bill is invalid in spite of its passage in the Assembly as the Bill that was passed on the basis of a report which was apparently not that of the entire commission being headed by Justice K.L.Manjunatha.