Threatens to launch agitations

TRS legislators Koppula Eshwar and K. Vidyasagar Rao flayed the district administration for alleged disparities in the allocation of funds for the execution of works under the Integrated Action Plan (IAP) works in naxalite affected villages in Karimnagar.

Talking to mediapersons here on Wednesday, they said that the implementation committee headed by the Collector and Superintendent of Police and Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) had succumbed to the pressures of Minister for Civil Supplies D. Sridhar Babu and allocated a major share of the funds to the Manthani assembly segment neglecting other assembly segments. They said that the administration had allocated Rs. 13.92 crore for Manthani segment, Rs. 2.86 crore for Huzurabad segment, Rs. 2.5 crore for Jagtial, Rs. 2.48 crore for Manakondur segment, Rs. 2.44 crore for Sircilla, Rs. 2.2 crore for Husnabad, Rs. 1.22 crore for Choppadandi, Rs. 1.55 crore to Vemulawada and Rs. 1.07 crore to Peddapalli segment.

Ironically, the naxalite affected assembly segments such as Dharmapuri were allocated only Rs. 50 lakh, Korutla Rs. 46 lakh and Ramagundam Rs. 40 lakh. “We are not against the allocation of huge funds for Manthani segment. But, simultaneously the administration should allocate funds for the development of other naxalite affected assembly segments, which have been deprived of development on all fronts including non-availability of roads, school buildings, hospitals etc,” they added.

Alleging that there was no transparency in the allocation of IAP funds by the administration, the TRS legislators demanded that the administration should abolish these allocations and allocate equal funds to all naxalite affected assembly segments.

They also threatened to launch agitations including fast unto death if the administration failed to allocate funds equally to all assembly segments.

They said that during the last financial year 2011-12 also, the administration had allocated funds to the tune of Rs. 25 crore to Manthani assembly segment and neglected other villages. Korutla legislator K. Vidyasagar Rao also alleged that the administration had failed to implement protocol at official functions. He flayed the administration for allowing defeated candidates to participate in official programmes as guests. TRS town president S. Ravinder Singh, TRS leaders Gunjapadu Hariprasad and others were also present.