Chandrababu Should Question KCR

Hyderabad, Aug 26: Reiterating that Chandrababu Naidu has been ignoring the lifeline projects of the State and has been resorting to talk with no content, YSR Congress has questioned as to why the TDP government has not questioned KCR on the river water sharing issue and the Centre on special status.

‘The two core issues before the state are the special status and sharing of river waters. While KCR has been on an agreement signing spree with Maharashtra Chandrababu Naidu did not even question him though the state division act clearly mentions that Andhra Pradesh should be a party to all water sharing agreements,’ party spokesperson Vasireddy Padma told reporters here on Friday.

To build a project on Krishna or Godavari rivers permission from the apex body, Central Water Commission and other relevant authorities is required and the consent of Andhra Pradesh should be taken. When the law is clear on the issue KCR signing agreements with his Maharashtra counterpart and Chandrababu Naidu never raising his voice shows his attitude of compromise after the cash for vote episode.

If KCR has his way and builds projects without being questioned Godavari delta will become a desert and being silent at this juncture is nothing but mortgaging the interest of State for personal gains, she said adding that the Telangana Chief Minister stating that his state’s share of Godavari waters is 954 TMC has to be contested.

Even the TDP ministers in the Union cabinet do not speak out putting the farmers’ future in a quandary. It was YS Jagan Mohan Reddy who has been questioning the Telangana government on its expeditions in Krishna and Godavari rivers depriving due share to Andhra Pradesh.

Neither Chandrababu Naidu nor his union ministers have questioned the Telangana government which is surging ahead with the irrigation projects ignoring Andhra Pradesh and when the special status has been put on the back burner and not a word is being uttered.

Unless the twin issues of water sharing and special status are addressed the future of the state looks bleak and it is time for Chandrababu Naidu to open up, she said.

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