Parties back K Chandrasekhar Rao on Polavaram
Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has found all-party meets to be the best way to sort out complex issues like fee reimbursement schemes, Polavaram etc.
After the successful all-party meet on fee reimbursement where all parties were in tune with Mr Rao, the TRS government will soon take up the issues of merger of seven mandals in Khammam district with Andhra Pradesh under the Polavaram project, the irregularities in the Indiramma Housing scheme, bogus ration cards and other issues.
Mr Rao also received support from the Congress MP, Mr V. Hanumantha Rao, the Congress MLC, Mr P. Sudhakar Reddy and other party leaders on the Polavaram issue.
(Minister K.T. Rama Rao escorts YSR Congress MP from Khammam P. Srinivas Reddy to the Chief Minister’s office in Hyderabad on Monday — DC)
“The all-party meeting on fee reimbursement was highly successful,” said education minister A. Jagdishwar Reddy.
Sources in the government said Mr Rao has asked Housing, Civil Supplies and other departments to keep the data ready for action on the housing issue, bogus ration cards and others.
Mr Rao has already planned to take an all-party delegation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss Polavaram, special status for Telangana, additional power, and national project status for Pranahita Chevella among others.
“We have already provided available data on the housing scheme. However, the Chief Minister is sure that there is a larger scam in the housing scheme and that the number of houses built under weaker sections housing scheme over the years was more on paper than on the ground,” a senior official said.
The Chief Minister is sure about a big fraud in the housing scheme since there is a huge mismatch between the 2011 census of households, number of houses built under the housing scheme and number of ration cards.
Sources said that the Chief Minister has also asked the irrigation department to keep data ready pertaining to pending irrigation projects, advances paid to contractors, actual quantum of work done at the sites etc. He also plans to visit some of the irrigation project sites soon to get firsthand information on the real status of the projects, it is learnt.