TRS flayed for `baseless' charges against YSR

Staff Reporter

KARIMNAGAR: The Government Whip, D. Sridhar, has found fault with the Telangana Rashtra Samithi Ministers for making "false and baseless allegations against the Chief Minister, Y.S Rajashekhara Reddy" on the development of Telangana region.

Talking to newsmen here on Tuesday, he said the TRS president and Union Minister, K. Chandrashekhar Rao's statements against the Chief Minister were uncalled for and undemocratic. He said it was no good on the part of the Union Minister to make such wild allegations by remaining in power at the Centre.

`Power dues waived'

Refuting the allegations, he clarified the State Government had accorded top priority for the completion of irrigation projects in the Telangana region. He said the Government had waived power dues to the tune of Rs. 700 crores for farmers of the Telangana region. He said all the irrigation projects would be completed as scheduled within a five-year period. We are not deceiving the people of Telangana unlike the TDP, which had announced completion of Devadula lift irrigation scheme within three years, but failed to take it up in spite of being in power, he pointed out.

To a query, he said there was no threat for the Congress party in the ensuing local bodies and municipal elections if the TRS breaks ties with it. He said the Congress, which had contested from 56 Assembly segments in Telangana during the last elections, had won from 54 segments. While, the TRS, which had contested about 52 segments had won from only 26 seats in spite of the wave in their favour, he added.

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