AP govt’s failure halted construction works of Polavaram project: Naidu

Vijayawada, Nov 3 (UNI) Telugu Desam Party National president and former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu alleged that the Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy headed government’s wrong policies caused halting of the works of Polavaram irrigation project, being constructed across the river Godavari.

Addressing a video conference of party elected representatives and in-charges of 175 Assembly segments on Tuesday, the TDP chief slammed that the Polavaram project works were stopped in the name of reverse tendering. False allegations were made about corruption in the change of estimates and the total focus was placed on mudslinging on the Opposition TDP but not on continuing the works to complete the project at the earliest, he lashed out.

The former Chief Minister pointed out that even the then Y S Rarjasekhar Reddy regime just Rs.400 crore was spent on the Polavaram works. Whereas, the TDP regime spent Rs.11,000 crore in its five year rule and completed 71 per cent works. Overall, the TDP spent Rs.64,000 crore on the irrigation projects in its previous regime, he claimed.

Mr. Chandrababu Naidu called upon the party leaders to counter the YSRCP misinformation campaign on the distribution of house sites. Only 2,000 acres out of the total 60,000 acres acquired for houses sites was under court litigation. The rest of 58,000 acres should be distributed to the poor families, he said. The YCP leaders were causing deliberate delay for their own commissions and shares in the booty. They committed Rs.4,000 Cr corruption in the one cent house sites distribution, he alleged.

Mr. Naidu gave a call for an agitation with the slogans ‘My House My Right’ and ‘My House Site My Right’ all over the State. The TDP should stand by the poor people till they got their houses and house sites. The poor beneficiaries should take possession of their allotted houses eventually.

Mr. Chandrababu Naidu slammed the Government for bringing ‘disrepute’ to AP as a State that had handcuffed hardworking farmers who produce food for the rest of the population.


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