Hyderabad: Alleging corruption in the execution of Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme (KLIS) by the TRS government, a delegation of BJP State unit under the leadership of its President and Karimnagar MP Bandi Sanjay Kumar met Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan at Raj Bhavan on Saturday and submitted a memorandum seeking a probe into the issue.
The BJP submitted memorandum to the Governor said that the State government has silently floated tenders for Rs 24,096 crore during the lockdown time and also awarded the works to a favourable firm amassing huge amounts as cuts from the firms in return. The BJP further alleged that the government did not consider experienced PSUs such as BHEL, TS Transco etc for various components such as motors, gates and pumps.
The party further complained that the costing of various component sin the project were not calculated as per industry standard guidelines and the costing and calculations were never made public. “As recently as lifting of 3rd TMC of water from Yellampalli barrage to Mid Manair Dam are beyond Rs 8000 crore additional public money is being spent on pipelines instead of carrying water through canals,” the memorandum says.
The BJP alleged that earlier planned Rajiv Sagar and Indira Sagar were redesigned to escalate costs. Similarly the cost of Palamur Rangareddy on River Krishna was increased from Rs 32,500 crore to Rs 52,000 crore. BJP pointed out that low quality material was used under the Rs 35,000 crore Mission Bhagiratha drinking water project.
“Not even 10 percent of the Rs 35,000 crore Mission Kakatiya de-silting work is completed,” BJP said. “Hence we request you to intervene in this matter and order an enquiry into the corrupt practices of the Telangana government,” the BJP urged the Governor. Former Minister G Vijaya Rama Rao, MLC N Ramachander Rao and former MP G Vivek Venkataswamy were among the leaders that met the Governor.
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