K M Dayashankar
All surveys say Etala victory is imminent
After Dubbaka and GHMC elections, KCR came out of farmhouse
KCR will start meeting people after Etala’s victory
Kaleshwaram plagued with irregularities and corruption
Redesigned only to siphon off funds
KARIMNAGAR: BJP state core committee member and former MP G Vivek Venkatswamy has said that the resignation of former Minister Etala Rajender has bought attitudinal change with Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao.
Mr Rao, who had never attended Dr BR Ambedkar and Babu Jagjivan birth anniversary celebrations after attaining power, has now started raising slogans of ‘Jai Bheem’ and dining with dalits, he pointed out. With the resignation of Mr Rajender so many benefits and sops were being shown on the voters of Huzurabad and it would be multiplied in the entire state if Rajender wins the elections, he added.
Talking to newsmen in Huzurabad town on Monday, Mr Vivek said that the Chief Minister had come out of his farmhouse only after the BJP victory in Dubbaka and GHMC elections. If Rajender wins from Huzurabad, the CM would also meet the people. He also claimed that all the surveys say that Mr Rajender was winning with a thumping majority from Huzurabad assembly segment.
Alleging large-scale irregularities and corruption to the tune of over Rs 55,000 crore in the execution of the Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project, he flayed the TRS leaders for claiming the filling of SRSP, MMD, Sripada Yellampalli project and LMD reservoirs with the Kaleshwaram waters when the projects filled due to copious inflows following the rains in the catchment areas. He also alleged that the natural inflows into the Mallannasagar project due to the incessant rains were also being claimed as KLIP waters.
He said that the then government had taken up Pranahita-Chevella project at a cost of Rs 36,000 crore and spent around Rs 12,000 crore. But, the TRS government had redesigned the project in the name of the Kaleshwaram project only to siphon off the public funds. On the other hand, the KLIP remained a ‘white elephant’ without any use to the farming community, he alleged.
Flaying the government for not fulfilling the promise of providing three acres of land to the dalits, he demanded the government to disclose the details of government land and take measures for distribution among the dalits. He charged that the government had reduced the Singareni miners strength from 60,000 to 40,000. He also charged that the government was planning to sell off the RTC properties.
Former legislator A Ravinder Reddy said that they were not opposing the Dalit bandhu scheme. But, they were demanding the government to implement the scheme throughout the state to benefit all the Scheduled Castes, he stated and urged the TRS leader Mothukupalli Narasimhulu to demand the government for the implementation of the Dalit bandhu scheme in the entire state and also distribution of three acres of land to dalits.