The mask is uncovered. All these days, Telugu Desam Party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu has been saying that he will be completing Polavaram project at any cost by 2019.
Even when experts and rival political leaders questioned over the lack of progress in the Polavaram works, he used to brush them aside saying he has the will power to complete the project.
However, for the first time, Naidu said it would be difficult to complete the project before the deadline. And he sought to blame it on the Centre for the delay in the project works.
Expressing unhappiness over the slow pace of works in Polavaram project, Naidu told media that if the project was not completed now, it would difficult to do it ever.
He said the delay was mainly because of the inefficiency of the contractor Transstroy. Though he wanted the company to be suspended and works be handed over to the other contractors, the centre was not keen on changing the contractor.
“The Central government is not responding to the request to change the company and it is escaping from the responsibility,” he said.
Recently, Union water resources minister Nitin Gadkari urged the Andhra Pradesh government to continue work with Transstroy company for the construction of the Polavaram project instead of exploring other alternative options.