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Now, BJP Rakes Up Pattiseema Wound!

All these days, it was YSR Congress party which was all alone attacking the Telugu Desam Party government on the alleged irregularities in Polavaram major irrigation project and Pattiseema lift irrigation project.

Now, it is the turn of the BJP to rake up the wounds to trouble the TDP, as both the parties ended the alliance only last week.

BJP floor leader in the state assembly P Vishnu Kumar Raju and former endowments minister P Manikyala Rao donned the role of opposition in the assembly and castigated TDP president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu on the Pattiseema lift irrigation scheme.

Raju and Rao on Wednesday demanded investigation into Pattiseema project built at a cost of Rs 1300 cr.

Equipped with the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report in the AP Assembly, they alleged large scale corruption by TDP government and demanded an inquiry either by the CBI or a sitting judge.

Raju lleged that the government changed rules to favour contractors, and wasted Rs 371 crore on the project.

“The CAG clearly said the project cost overweighed the benefits. The project will become redundant once Polavaram project is completed,” he pointed out.

Irrigation minister D Uma Maheshwar Rao said the BJP was trying to malign the TDP government in connivance with the YSRCP and Janasena Party.

“Only recently did central minister Nitin Gadkari visited Pattiseema Project and praised the state government for interlinking two mighty rivers Godavari-Krishna,” he pointed out.

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