TRS, TDP blame government for failing to protect interests of farmers; State urged to file a review petition

Terming the Supreme Court verdict as unfortunate and against the interests of the north Telangana region farmers, the Telangana Telugu Desam Party forum leaders have demanded that the State government file a review petition in the Supreme Court to protect the Sri Ram Sagar project (SRSP) ayacut from turning into a desert.

Alleging that the State government had failed to argue properly in the Supreme Court, the Telangana TDP forum leaders have demanded that the government file review petition against the Babli and also 11 other illegal projects being constructed by Maharashtra across the Godavari.

The Telangana TDP forum leaders met here on Friday and decided to launch agitational programmes against the State and Central governments and protect the interests of the Telangana farmers. Legislators – Ch. Vijayaramana Rao, Suddala Devaiah, L. Ramana, G Kamalakar Rao, Annapurna, and others from Adilabad, Nizamabad, Nalgonda and Warangal districts attended the meeting.

Later, briefing newsmen, TDP leader Errabelli Dayakar Rao said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should intervene in the issue by holding consultations with the Chief Ministers of both Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra to protect the interests of Telangana farmers.

TDP to stage dharnas

He also demanded that Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy convene an all-party meeting on Babli and other illegal projects.

He said that they would stage rasta rokos in all the mandal headquarters of five districts of SRSP ayacut in Adilabad, Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Warangal and Nalgonda on Monday, March 4.

Similarly, they would stage a dharna in front of Nizamabad district Collectorate on March 7 followed by dharnas at Adilabad and Karimnagar district Collectorates on March 8 and Nalgonda and Warangal on March 9.

He also said that they would also raise the Babli issue in the ensuing Assembly session .

TDP leader Mandava Venkateshwara Rao said that the setting up of a 3-member committee to check the proper utilisation of waters would be of no use as Maharashtra had attained the dubious distinction of violating all norms, including CWC and Supreme Court on the erection of gates on Babli project.

  • Telangana TDP forum demands all-party meet to discuss Babli issue

  • Plans to stage dharnas in five district falling under SRSP ayacut


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