ANDHRA PRADESH

Maha Padayatra enters Nalgonda district

Staff Reporter

KHAMMAM: The Opposition sponsored `Maha Padayatra' which took off from Khammam on Thursday evening entered Nalgonda district today. Workers of the Telugu Desam, CPI(M), CPI (ML New Democracy) and TRS took part in the yatra in a big way. Led by a host of leaders including the former Minister, Thummala Nageswara Rao, Thammineni Veerabhadram and Potu Ranga Rao, the yatra covered a distance of 27 kms from Tallampadu village to Mamillagudem village in the day.

Addressing a series of the roadside meetings, the leaders wanted the Government to allocate adequate funds to complete the Dummugudem lift scheme proposed on Godavari as per the original schedule within two years time. They wanted the move to construct tail pond for diversion of the Godavari waters to Krishna basin to be shelved.

CPI(M) leader Thammineni Veerabhadram said the Government had assured the people of Khammam district to complete the project in years. His party, he said wanted the Chief Minister to implement the assurances made by him without backing out from the commitment.

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