Kurnool: TDP Kodumur constituency in-charge D Vishnuvardhan Reddy strongly objected over release of water into Tungabhadra River from Sunkesula Barrage by District Collector S Satyanarayana. Scores of farmers supporting Vishnuvardhan Reddy have marched towards Sunkesula Barrage and staged a stir on Wednesday.
TDP Kodumur constituency in-charge D Vishnuvardhan Reddy addressing the farmers at the Sunkesula Barrage in Kurnool district on Wednesday
He alleged that the Collector had intentionally had instructed the Irrigation department officials to lift the barrage gates to meet water needs of some industries.
He accused the Collector of releasing the water to the industries at the behest of a ruling party MP, indirectly pointing at Rajya Sabha member TG Venkatesh. Reddy warned of taking up the issue to the notice of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, urging him to initiate disciplinary action against the Collector.