People should teach TRS a lesson: Ponnam

Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) working president and former MP Ponnam Prabhakar has questioned the government’s intention of not filling up the Mid Manair project with water from Yallpampalli despite the excess water flowing into the sea.

At a press conference here on Sunday, Mr. Prabhakr alleged that Mid Manair was the heart of the Kaleshwaram project, but there was just 4 tmc ft of water in it against its full capacity of 26 tmc ft.

However, there had been no effort to fill it up with Yellampalli overflows. The Lower Manair project too was not being filled for reasons best known to the government though it could hold more than 20 tmc ft of additional water, he alleged.

He pointed out that compensation was not yet paid to farmers who lost their land under Mid Manair project while the relatives of Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao were compensated for the same.

Mr. Prabhakar said Congress should win in Huzurnagar by-election in the interests of the people and the State.

If the TRS wins, it would only add to the arrogance of the party, and it is for the people of Huzurnagar to teach the TRS leadership a lesson, he said.

He claimed that the government was afraid of Huzurnagar by-election and the arrest of sarpanches, who wanted to contest the poll, was an indication of that. It was laughable that even Home Minister Mahmood Ali was unaware of the arrest of Bhoomaiah, president of Sarpanches’ Association, he said.

Mr. Prabhakar also said that Mr. Rao seemed to have lost confidence in Minister Jagadish Reddy and it was an insult to him that MLC Palla Rajeshwar Reddy was made the in-charge of the elections.

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