Everybody has seen how Telangana IT Minister KT Rama Rao showered praises on Telugu Desam Party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu for making Hyderabad as an IT hub.
Describing Naidu as the pioneer of IT industry in Hyderabad, KTR gave all credits to the Andhra chief minister for bringing top IT companies like Microsoft to Hyderabad 17 years ago and putting the city on global map.
“Because of his efforts, several other big companies Google and Apple came to Hyderabad. Naidu’s unparalleled efforts led to the development of the capital city of united AP as IT hub during his tenure as the Chief Minister,” he said.
So far so good. Nobody would deny Naidu’s contribution to Hyderabad’s IT industry and KTR was graceful enough in acknowledging it.
However, one wonders whether Naidu can display the same kind of graciousness in acknowledging the contribution of former Congress chief minister late Y S Rajasekhar Reddy on irrigation and infrastructure sectors.
It is an indisputable fact that it was YSR who had started the Polavaram major irrigation project in 2005 and brought all clearances from the Centre during his regime.
It was YSR, who had constructed the right and left canals of the Polavaram project and the main headworks also began during the regimes of his successors Rosaiah and Kiran Kumar Reddy.
But does Naidu acknowledge the same, if not praise YSR? He never does. Instead, he is trying to claim all the credit for the Polavaram works saying it was his dream project!