Yadadri-Bhongir: Stating that the Congress leaders were trying to create hurdles to the irrigation projects, Minister for Irrigation and Marketing T Harish Rao called upon the people to teach a lesson to Congress leaders for filing 29 cases in the courts against the projects.
Harish Rao attended as the chief guest to the oath-taking programme of new Bhongir Market Committee at Bhongir on Monday.
Speaking at the programme, the Irrigation Minister reminded that the Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao had taken up redesigning of the irrigation project to make them more useful to the peace in terms of irrigation facility and drinking water supply.
Kaleshwaram project would solve the irrigation problem prevailed in Yadadri-Bhongir district. The Congress leaders, who indulged in corruption in the name of irrigation projects, had no moral right to criticise the TRS government on irrigation. He criticised the Congress leaders for provoking the farmers against the projects on the pretext of land acquisition.
He pointed out that earlier Congress government had failed to complete a single irrigation project during its tenure. Condemning the allegations made by the Congress leaders against the State government, he felt that Congress party was name for corruption and scams in the country. The TRS government was working with a plan to complete all pending projects.
Reminding that the Congress leaders had filed 29 cases against the irrigation projects taken up by the government, Harish Rao cautioned the opposition parties not to try to create hurdles to the irrigation projects. The people would teach a befitting lesson to the opposition leaders soon, if they failed to mend their ways, he added.
“Protection of the interests of the farmers was the top subject in the agenda of the State government. In the State, godowns with 17 lakhs tonnes storage capacity have been constructed to provide storage facility to the crops of the farmers,” he pointed out.
The Irrigation Minister pointed out that majority of the village tanks, which have restored under Mission Kakatiya, were brimming with water. It would also benefit the lakhs of farmers, he added.
Stating that the Chief Minister was keen on doing justice to all the leaders, who worked for the TRS party since 2001, he disclosed that filling up of all nominated posts would be taken up soon. It was only KCR, who introduced reservations in the market committees in the history of the State, he maintained.
Harish Rao was accorded a rousing welcome by the TRS leaders and cadre on his arrival to Bhongir. A rally was also taken out in the town on the occasion.
Bhongir MP Boora Narsaiah Goud, MLC Karne Prabhakar, MLA Pylla Shaker Reddy, Telangana State Warehouse Corporation Chairman M Samuel and others were present.