Special Correspondent

HYDERABAD: Major Irrigation Minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah lambasted TRS and Telugu Desam leaders for indulging in "false propaganda" with a view to regaining their political identity that the ayacut under assured irrigation in Telangana had come down.

At a press conference here on Monday, the Minister said successive governments, mostly of the Congress, had created an irrigation potential for 20.3 lakh acres in the region.