Srisailam for Andhra only, says MLA

Srisailam for Andhra only, says MLA
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Yarragondapalem MLA Suresh who has set on 90km pada yatra to claim the rights of Srisailam reservoir for the Andhra region, said here on Monday that people of Seemandhra region have every right over Srisailam project. He reached Srisailam Peak on the fourth day of his pada yatra on Monday. Heading a massive rally on Tuesday he would submit a petition to the higher officials of Srisailam project to that effect, he told newsmen here.

Srisailam (Kurnool): Yarragondapalem MLA Suresh who has set on 90km pada yatra to claim the rights of Srisailam reservoir for the Andhra region, said here on Monday that people of Seemandhra region have every right over Srisailam project. He reached Srisailam Peak on the fourth day of his pada yatra on Monday. Heading a massive rally on Tuesday he would submit a petition to the higher officials of Srisailam project to that effect, he told newsmen here.
Sizable number of people from all over Prakasam district expressed solidarity with the MLA and followed him in the pada yatra. They expressed fear that the Rs. 5150 crore Veligonda project would become dry if the state was divided. Apart from other problems with the bifurcation of the state, the Veligonda project would never receive water to irrigate the fields in Prakasam district rendering 4.47 lakh acres without irrigation facility. There would be no drinking water for 15 lakh people, MLA Suresh lamented.
The MLA demanded that the party high command should completely devote the Srisailam reservoir for Andhra region unilaterally as it had unilaterally taken the decision to divide the state. He recalled that the people of Andhra region had sacrificed several thousands of acres and 116 villages for the sake of Srisailam reservoir.
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