Hyderabad: The YSR Congress demanded the Centre and State governments to categorically announce the deadline for the completion of Polavaram project as it felt that it is time to give a firm assurance and ‘stop playing the blame game besides resorting to delay tactics’.
‘We demand a specific date as to when the national project will be completed as there seems to be no sincerity on part of BJP and TDP as well. Polavaram is the lifeline of the State and the issue has never been taken up with earnestness by both the governments,’ party leader Botsa
Satyanarayana told reporters here on Thursday.
The project appears to be a cash cow for contractors defeating the intended purpose of serving the irrigation, drinking water and hydro power needs of the people, he said, adding that neither the Centre nor the State government have shown any keen interest in completing the Polavaram and their intent was clear in the allocations in their respective annual budgets which was very meager as far as Polavaram was concerned.
“Naidu, after assuming office in 2014 did not bother about Polavaram till 2016 and then played his game of nepotism and the corrupt practices have spread far and wide. Now the State and Centre are blaming each other for the delay, but no one is giving any assurance on when it will be completed and we demand a firm date on the issue,” he said.