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Komatireddy accuses CM of ignoring Telangana

Thu 23rd Jan 2014 10:40 AM
Komatireddy accuses CM of ignoring Telangana
Komatireddy accuses CM of ignoring Telangana

Congress MLA and former minister Komatireddy Venkatreddy on Thursday accused Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy of deliberately ignoring the development of Telangana region.

Participating in the discussion on State Reorganisation Bill in the State Legislative Assembly, Komatireddy alleged that Kiran Kumar Reddy followed the footsteps of his predecessors and completely ignored the Telangana region in development process. He said no steps were taken to resolve the drinking water problem in Nalgonda, which was badly affected due to flouride. He said all districts of Telangana regions have been facing severe crisis of drinking and irrigation water. But the successive governments did not focus on resolving that crisis.

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Describing the Chief Minster's speech in the Assembly on Wednesday as a bundle of lies, Komatireddy said that Kiran Kumar Reddy sanctioned Rs 6,000 crore drinking water project for his native Chittoor districts, but simply ignored the neighbouring Mahboobnagar district which is affected with drought for the last several decades.

The Congress MLA attributed the Telangana formation to over 1,000 youth who committed suicide for the statehood cause. He also opposed giving more powers to Governor after the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. He said that Hyderabad should not be made a common capital for more than two years.