Finally, Telugu Desam Party MP from Narsaraopet Rayapati Sambasiva Rao is learnt to have brought his party boss and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on his knees with regard to Polavaram project tenders.
According to reports, Naidu, who has been hell-bent on separating major project works like spillway and channel component of the Polavaram project from original contracting firm Transstroy Limited promoted by Rayapati and entrust the works to other contractors, has come to a compromise with Rayapati and came up with a new proposal.
As per the new proposal, Transstroy can join the new contractors selected through fresh tenders and form a consortium and take up the major works of Polavaram.
That way, the project works could be speeded up and Transstroy also wound not end up on losing side. In return, the Transstroy would withdraw all its complaints and litigations against the state government.
It is learnt Rayapati has agreed for the compromise and make Transstroy as the consortium partner. It is not yet known which company would lead the consortium by having a larger share.
It is definitely a climb-down for Naidu, but he has no option but to make the proposal if he has to hush up the talk of kickbacks from Transstroy and also benefit his favourite contractors.
In a way, it is a win-win situation for Naidu and Rayapati!