The CM will also be filing a case before the National Green Tribunal against such projects to safeguard the interests of Telangana, Roads and Building Minister V Prashanth Reddy said
Mahabubnagar: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao will seek Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention to halt the unauthorized irrigation projects taken up by the Andhra Pradesh government, Roads and Building Minister V Prashanth Reddy said on Tuesday.
The Chief Minister will also be filing a case before the National Green Tribunal against such projects to safeguard the interests of Telangana, the Minister said, after formally inaugurating 1,024 double bedroom houses at Divitipally village in the district.
Stating that AP leaders were always against Telangana and its welfare and development, he said: “The Rajolibanda Diversion Scheme right canal and Rayalaseema Lift Irrigation Scheme have not been permitted. Despite this, AP Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy was going ahead with the projects unauthorised” he said.
In the past, former Chief Minister late YS Rajashekhar Reddy had drawn water from Pothireddypadu illegally and now his son, Jaganmohan Reddy had gone a step ahead by taking up RLIS to draw water from River Krishna unlawfully, the Minister pointed out. “If the AP government does not stop unauthorized projects, another people’s movement will have to be launched” Prashanth Reddy said.
The Minister warned opposition leaders to check facts before levelling allegations Chandrahekhar Rao, especially regarding construction of double bedroom houses and paddy procurement. He threw an open challenge to the opposition parties and wanted them to check if there was a government constructed double bedroom housing colony anywhere in the country that was similar to the one at Divitipally in Mahabubnagar.
While the Chief Minister has taken up construction of two lakh double bedroom houses for the poor across the State, deliberate attempts are being made by the opposition to create hurdles on this project, the Minister said.
On paddy procurement, the Minister said leaders who were trying to find fault in the procurement exercise, should bear in mind that 90 lakh metric tonnes of paddy was procured despite corona pandemic. “These leaders should check if there are sufficient procurement centres in every district in other States ruled by their parties,” said Prashanth Reddy.
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