Vijayawada: Slamming Chandrababu Naidu for maintaining silence, Andhra Pradesh government advisor for public affairs Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy asked former chief minister to clear stand on Rayalaseema lift irrigation project.
He hit out at Naidu for what he said supporting the water usage for power generation by Telangana State. Responding to the letter written by Prakasam district TDP leaders to the Chief Minister against the Rayalaseema lift irrigation scheme, he slammed Chandrababu Naidu for filing cases in the NGT in favor of Telangana.
He said that Naidu has been playing spoilsport to create a rift among the people. He said the government is will not compromise on the interest of the state. "While all the political parties have to be united in fighting on the Krishna water issue, Chandrababu has been playing cheap tactics for his political mileage voicing for Telangana," he said.
Refuting the allegations that Panchayats are being replaced by village and ward secretariats, he said it was Chandrababu Naidu who had crippled the Panchayat system in Andhra Pradesh by introducing Janmabhoomi Committees.
He said that people were looted through Janmabhoomi committees, which were formed illegally. "The state government has introduced a secretariat system to strengthen the Panchayats and bring administration closer to people," he said.
Sajjala said Naidu is least bothered about the Rayalaseema region despite being its native place. He said that Naidu was under the illusion that people would believe him, but in reality, he was rejected.
On the Veligonda project, Sajjala said it was former Chief Minister YS Rajashekar Reddy who completed a major portion of the works, but it was later neglected by the TDP government.
He said Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has completed the works of Veligonda Tunnel-1 on a war footing and the works of Tunnel -2 will be completed by 2023. "Later water will be released to Prakasam district," he said.