Hyderabad: YSR Congress has demanded a white paper on the irrigation projects taken up by Telugu Desam government to set the record straight as Chandrababu Naidu and his cabinet colleagues were laying tall claims on the water management front.
Speaking to reporters here on Monday, party MLA Y Visweswar Reddy said that Chandrababu Naidu and his cabinet colleagues were patting their own backs that they have done good service on the irrigation front while the fact remains otherwise.
Their criticism that YSR family did not do anything for Rayalaseema has no meaning and a white paper on the irrigation projects would call the bluff of TDP government, he said.
Almost all the projects in Rayalaseema under Jalayagnam have come close to completion during YSR term and now the ruling party staking tall claims only shows their cunning political agenda and their habit of trying to usurp other’s hard work, he said.
What did Chandrababu Naidu do while he was Chief Minister during his earlier tenure is a scar on the state’s history of irrigation as he allowed the upper riparian states to draw more water and build dams indiscriminately, he said.
On the contrary, YSR has allocated and spent crores of rupees on irrigation projects more so Pothireddipadu and increased its capacity. What did Chandrababu Naidu during his 3.5 year tenure do should be established.
YSR had allocated Rs 6,500 crore for Handri Neeva project while Chandrababu Naidu could not give water even to just 300 acres nor could he complete a small distributory canal but has reduced its capacity from 40 TMC to 5TMC, he said and demanded a white paper on the irrigation projects from 1995.