Amaravati, July 2:
Former Minister and TDP leader Alapati Rajendra Prasad on Friday charged the Chief Ministers of the two Telugu States of ‘enacting’ a false drama on the inter-state water disputes only to derive narrow political gains at the expence of the wellbeing of the people of the two States.
Mr. Rajendra Prasad said that the so-called water wars being fought by the two CMs were fake. The two Chief Ministers were trying to make the people believe that they were fighting aggressively in the water dispute.
In a statement here, the TDP leader asked why the AP Ministers were keeping totally silent when their Telangana counterparts were making non-stop comments. Why were the YCP MLAs and Ministers unable to give strong counters like they would do at the slightest chance towards the Opposition leaders in AP? Doubts were arising whether the YCP leaders were afraid of KCR since they had to protect their properties in Hyderabad.
Mr. Rajendra Prasad said it was most unfortunate that the Telugu CMs were diverting the attention from the important burning issues of the people by running their fake water wars. Before coming to power, YSRCP president Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy said that if Telangana constructed the Kaleswaram project, it would turn AP into a desert. Now, the AP CM’s stand completely took a U-turn.
The TDP leader recalled how Mr. Reddy himself attended the inaugural function of the Kaleswaram project after he became the Chief Minister of AP. It was only to protect his properties in Hyderabad that the AP CM was mortgaging the water rights of AP before the Telangana Government. KCR said at the time of Mr. Reddy’s swearing-in that he would would not harm the water interests of AP. Why was the AP CM not able to question KCR on this count?
Mr. Rajendra Prasad described as a lame excuse the statement of Mr.Reddy that he was not able to criticise Telangana in order to protect the interests of AP people living in Hyderabad. Why did the Jagan regime criticise Karnataka and Maharashtra though there were Telugu people residing in Bangalore, Pune and Mumbai. It was shameful that the YCP Government was not putting any objection while the Telangana Government was constructing 8 illegal projects.