Praja Rajyam Party MLA Yelamanchili Ravi took objection to the Brijesh Kumar Tribunal Award, saying the permission to Karnataka to raise the height of the Almatti dam up to 524.26 metres would be totally objectionable to the farmers of Andhra Pradesh. He said that the Government should oppose the award and seek a better deal for the State in the sharing of the Krishna waters.

Speaking to reporters here, Mr. Ravi said that it was not the time to accuse one another now but the immediate need was to make united efforts for preventing any damage to the farmers because of the Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal award. He found fault with the Congress and the TDP for trying to take political mileage out of this important issue without any regard for the wellbeing of the people.

Mr. Yelamanchili Ravi demanded that the Government take into confidence all political parties and organisations and take them along with it in the mission to get the Brijesh Kumar Tribunal Award reviewed in favour of rightful share for the farmers of AP. He reiterated the willingness on the part of the Praja Rajyam Party to join all party struggles in this connection.

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