Chandras accused of stoking sentiment game

Chandras accused of stoking sentiment game
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Leader of Opposition in Telangana Legislative Council Mohammed Ali Shabbir has informed that a delegation of Congress leaders would meet Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah seeking release of 3 TMC water for Mahbubnagar district and the modernisation of Rajolibanda Diversion Scheme (RDS).

Hyderabad: Leader of Opposition in Telangana Legislative Council Mohammed Ali Shabbir has informed that a delegation of Congress leaders would meet Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah seeking release of 3 TMC water for Mahbubnagar district and the modernisation of Rajolibanda Diversion Scheme (RDS).

Addressing a press conference at Gandhi Bhavan here on Saturday, Shabbir Ali said that the issues pertaining to RDS and release of water to Mahbubnagar were discussed during a meeting of Telangana Congress leaders with AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh during their recent visit to New Delhi. Subsequently, Digvijay Singh spoke to the Karnataka Chief Minister and fixed a meeting with him on May 10 in Bengaluru.

Besides Shabbir Ali, Leader of Opposition in Assembly K Jana Reddy, TPCC president N Uttam Kumar Reddy, MLAs DK Aruna, G Chinna Reddy, A Sampath Kumar and C Vamshichand Reddy, MLC Ponguleti Sudhakar Reddy, Mahbubnagar DCC President Obedullah Kotwal and 10 farmers from Mahbubnagar district will meet the Karnataka Chief Minister at his camp office in Bengaluru on May 10 at 6 pm.

Shabbir Ali also accused KCR and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu of trying to incite sentiments on the issue of irrigation projects. "On one side, they share Biryani, fish and prawns. But on the other, they try to act as if they are bitter rivals. People have seen enough pictures of KCR and Naidu exchanging warm greetings and costly gifts.

KCR had once claimed of having Guru-Shishya relationship with Naidu. But when anything goes wrong, they straightaway blame the main opposition Congress party. They must stop enacting these political dramas," he said.

The Congress leader said that almost all the irrigation projects in Telangana were initiated during the previous Congress rule. They include major projects like Pranahita, Jurala, RDS, Kalwakurthy and Nettampadu.

"We had taken the initiative to irrigate about 95 lakh acres of land in Telangana. KCR is just trying to create hype around projects which would irrigate about 5 lakh acres.

The Congress party will intervene on all issues and use all its resources to resolve inter-State disputes, if they arise," he said.

Shabbir Ali also slammed Industries Minister K Tarakarama Rao for his remarks against Congress party. "Congress is a 132-year-old party spread across the country.

It is like Ganga river which would keep flowing despite several hurdles and obstacles. TRS would become extinct after a few years. But Congress will remain the biggest political party in India. KCR and KTR should stop exhibiting their arrogance.

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