Hyderabad: Rajya Sabha member and Congress leader K.V.P Ramachandra Rao wrote to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy asking him to exert pressure on the Union government to ensure the implementation of AP Reorganisation Act.
In the letter, Mr Ramachandra Rao said AP was not getting funds from the Centre. According to the AP Reorganization Act, the Centre has to allocate Rs. 27,571 crore to the state and the Chief Minister should make funds allocation his top priority, the MP said. He also suggested that Jagan handover the construction of the Polavaram project to the Centre. “Chandrababu Naidu had taken up the responsibility of Polavaram only to benefit the contractors,” he said and advised Jagan not to make the same mistake.
Meanwhile, the Union ministry of water resources has submitted a sensational report to Prime Minister Narendra Modi stating that the Polavarm project corruption allegations were false. It may be noted that both the YSRCP and the BJP had targeted Naidu-led TDP before the elections alleging that the Polavaram project had become “an ATM” for the then ruling TDP in the state. The Prime Minister’s Officer had ordered the ministry to carry out a detailed inquiry into the allegations of large-scale corruption. However, the ministry, in its report, said there were no irregularities.