Prime Minister Narendra Modi is hand in glove with Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu in delaying the construction of Polavaram project and diluting the entire project profile.
This was the allegation levelled by former Rajahmundry MP Vundavalli Arun Kumar.
He said he had his own doubts over the role of Modi in delaying the construction of Polavaram project.
He alleged that the attitude of the Naidu government was giving rise to many doubts about the completion of the project.
He alleged that Pattiseema Lift Irrigation Scheme (PLIS) and Purushottapatnam Lift Irrigation Schemes were designed only to get kickbacks as the government is saying that the two lift schemes are not part and parcel of Polavaram project.
So far, one lakh cubic metres of earth works were completed as against of 16 lakh cubic metres as per a report given by the central committee which visited Polavaram project, he noted.
Vundavalli reiterated that Naidu had mortgaged the interests of the state to Telangana government to come out from a case, which should be condemned by all.
The recent challenge for an open debate on Polavaram and Pattiseema projects thrown by Rajamahendravaram Rural MLA Gorantla Butchaiah Chowdary was cancelled on the pretext of police permission as there was no one to speak facts, he said.