Aruna roars in anger, terms Jupally a cat…

Aruna roars in anger, terms Jupally a cat…
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War of words is continuing like anything among the ruling party and Opposition Congress which attributed the former of indulging in corruption with regard to irrigation projects in the State in general and Palamur district in particular. 

Hyderabad: War of words is continuing like anything among the ruling party and Opposition Congress which attributed the former of indulging in corruption with regard to irrigation projects in the State in general and Palamur district in particular.

Terming Industries Minister Jupally Krishna Rao as “a cat (not a tiger) in a zoo” for his alleged remarks that the Congress leaders had no moral right to talk on democracy and values, former minister DK Aruna on Saturday said they would not allow the government to loot people’s money in the name of projects.

Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao was pressing in his own family members and benamis to loot crores of funds allocated to Palamur lift scheme, Aruna alleged at a press conference at Gandhi Bhavan here. She demanded that the government cancel the Palamur tenders due to the alleged irregularities.

“As a watchdog, we will try to prevent such malpractices of looting public funds. Though no project work is being completed, funds were released twice and Rs 88 crore has been released for canal works and surveys in vain,” she alleged.

Expressing concern over the persistent poaching of legislators by the ruling party, the Congress leader vehemently criticised the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leadership for encouraging corruption in Palamur lift scheme and related surveys.

She found fault with the government saying that irregularities involved in allotting tenders to those who lack technical skills and experience. In the name of irrigating crops in Mahbubnagar district, Chandrashekar Rao gave contracts to his relatives for corruption, she alleged.

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