KTR calls for success of 'Chalo Nalgonda' on February 13, to oppose handing over of Krishna waters to KRMB
Ridiculing the Congress Government for planning to invite the former Chief Minister for a visit to Medigadda, KTR said that it was KCR who built the project and he knew every nut and bolt of it.
HYDERABAD: Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) working president KT Rama Rao (KTR) called upon the leaders from the districts that come under the Krishna River basin to make the ‘Chalo Nalgonda’ public meeting on February 13, 2024, a big success.
Speaking to media at Telangana Bhavan on Saturday after he addressed the BRS leaders from Hyderabad under a series of meetings with districts that come under the Krishna River basin including Mahabubnagar, Ranga Reddy, Khammam, and Nalgonda he said that the meeting aimed at highlighting the nexus between the Congress Government and the Centre in hurting the interests of Telangana. The public meeting in Nalgonda would be addressed by party chief K Chandrashekar Rao.
Ridiculing the Congress Government for planning to invite the former Chief Minister for a visit to Medigadda, KTR said that it was KCR who built the project and he knew every nut and bolt of it. “It is the Congress MLAs who think that Medigadda is the complete Kaleshwaram project. If they want to visit the world’s largest multi-stage irrigation project they can go ahead, we have seen Kaleshwaram many a time,” he said. He opined that the Congress lawmakers must learn about the number of barrages, pump houses, and canals under the Kaleshwaram project.
He explained that Telangana transformed into a granary of rice in the country with the help of the water lifted by the Kaleshwaram project. He said that the Government could take up repairs to a component of the project such as Medigadda, but they should do so with the help of the official machinery at its disposal than criticising the earlier Government.
“What the Congress Government was trying to do is to project the problem at Medigadda as a failure of the entire project. We have dared the Government to declare the lacunae and we were ready for any scrutiny. I wonder who is running the Government. The Government is behaving like an opposition and blaming us for everything,” KTR observed.
Coming on heavily on Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy who was accused in the cash for vote case for trying to bribe a BRS nominated MLA, KTR said a criminal-minded person could only think ill of others. “Let him take action on anyone. He is the Chief Minister and he has all the powers in his hand,” KTR said.