Congress upbeat over Karnataka water release to Palamur
Lashing out at the TRS government for its laxity in expediting works pertaining to Rajolibanda Diversion Scheme (RDS) in Mahbubnagar district, TPCC president N Uttam Kumar Reddy on Wednesday said a delegation of Congress leaders’ visit to Karnataka led to positive development.
Hyderabad: Lashing out at the TRS government for its laxity in expediting works pertaining to Rajolibanda Diversion Scheme (RDS) in Mahbubnagar district, TPCC president N Uttam Kumar Reddy on Wednesday said a delegation of Congress leaders’ visit to Karnataka led to positive development.
Addressing a press conference along with MLAs D K Aruna and A Sampath Kumar at Gandhi Bhavan here, the TPCC chief said Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, after the Telangana Congress leaders’ representation, directed the officials to release one tmcft of water for drinking water purpose in Mahbubnagar district.
He said that the delegation led by him, along with other Congress leaders, visited Bengaluru on Tuesday and explained to the Karnataka Chief Minister the immediate need for speeding up the works of RDS Package I and II. Reacting positively to the request, Siddaramaiah and Irrigation Minister M B Patil directed the officials to take up RDS works on war-footing.
Uttam Kumar took the Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao to task for the latter’s criticism on the Congress leaders. "TRS government wants to take credit for every project which was launched during the Congress regime. But it wants to blame the Congress for all failures by spreading lies.
Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao and Harish Rao completely ignored the RDS for the last two years and did not release a single rupee for its modernisation. Despite being in opposition, the Congress leaders of Telangana made successful representation and resolved the issue. KCR and Harish Rao must come out from self-congratulatory mode," he said.
He said that despite severe opposition from the Rayalaseema TDP leaders in the past Congress government had started modernisation works on RDS scheme and sanctioned nearly Rs 92 crore for the project.
Former Minister D K Aruna criticised Harish Rao and said that only Congress can take credit for the works pertaining to RDS schemes since it was started and sanctioned during the Congress regime. She accused KCR of neglecting the south Telangana districts in every aspect.