The TDP chief would also discuss the issue with PM, Union Water Resources Minister and legal experts
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N. Chandrababu Naidu will leave for Delhi on a two-day visit on Monday to seek justice to Andhra Pradesh in Krishna river water sharing by meeting the President, Prime Minister and others.
Mr. Naidu will also meet Union Water Resources Minister and the legal experts on inter-state water disputes during his stay in Delhi. He will be accompanied by the party MPs and other senior leaders. However, Mr. Naidu’s requests for appointments with the President and Prime Minister were not yet finalised.
His visit would be purely on the Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal (KWDT) award issue as the TDP feels the State would suffer forever if the corrective steps were not taken now either with the intervention of the Centre or by seeking legal recourse by moving the Supreme Court.
Maha Dhrana on Dec. 4
As part of building pressure on the State government to take legal recourse on the issue without wasting time, the TDP chief has also planned a ‘Maha Dharna’ at Prakasam Barrage on December 4. The party is planning to mobilise farmers’ support for its efforts to highlight the injustice being done to the State with the Brajesh Kumar tribunal award.
Letter to CM
In a letter to Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy on Sunday, Mr. Naidu urged the former to move the Supreme Court and build pressure on the Prime Minister to protect the State’s interests.
Meanwhile, three former ministers who held irrigation portfolios in TDP regime K. E. Krishnamurthy, Tummala Nageswara Rao and Mandava Venkateswara Rao on Sunday alleged that Congress leaders were unmoved even when grave injustice was being done to farming community in the State with the fresh award on Krishna waters.
They blamed it on the government’s inability to engage able legal experts to protect the State’s interests during the arguments before the tribunal for the present situation, which they said would have impact on generations together.