Vijayamma to stage dharna at Pranahitha on 21

Press Release

Hyderabad, May 16, 2013: YSR Congress Party Honorary President YS VIjayamma would hold a rally at Sirpur on May 21 demanding the State and Central Governments to declare Pranahitha-Chevella as a national project and expedite works by allocating sufficient funds.

“The decision to hold the rally is deferred by a day and our party honorary president would take up the dharna programme at Pranahitha for the delay in taking up the works on the project which will provide water to seven districts in Telangana for irrigation,” party spokesperson Janak Prasad told reporters here on Thursday.

Though foundation stone was laid by YS Rajasekhar Reddy five years back, nothing concrete was done and work on the ambitious lift irrigation project has been stalled leaving the arid Telangana region totally dry.

“YS Vijayamma would cleanse with milk the pylon erected during the inauguration of the project and sit on dharna against the indifferent attitude of the Congress government. She would later address a public meeting at Sirpur Paper Mills ground and highlight the failure of state and central governments,” he said.

We demand that the project should be accorded a national status and release allocated funds to expedite the works as the 160 tmc of water will be a boon to the arid Telangana with Adilabad, Karimnagar, Warangal, Nizamabad, Medak, Nalgonda and Ranga Reddy districts benefitting from the project, which is considered to be gem of the Jalayagnam projects.

The multi-crore project renamed as BR Ambedkar Pranahitha-Chevella Sujala Saravnthi project would also provide drinking water to the city and its peripheries.    

Janak Prasad flayed Finance Minister Anam Ramnarayan Reddy for his remarks against YSR and YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.

We had earlier served legal notice on him for his audacious comments.

“He has been repeating the same thing again and again. The verbal attack on YSR family could be to gain the attention of his party bosses, but we will not take it lying down,” he said.

The Finance Minister who is a party hopper has been speaking without any coherence on the 26 GOs case. The government did not file a counter in the High Court when charges were leveled against YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and when the ministers were issued summons, he started advocating on behalf of the ministers in way which a minister who is office by oath should not be speaking,” he said.

“Ramnarayan Reddy is making more noise as he lost his base on his home turf. YSRCP candidate Mekapati Rajmohan Reddy polled maximum votes in assembly segment represented by the finance minister in the Nellore Lok Sabha by–elections. This is an indicator of what is in store,” he said.

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