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Bhadrachalam temple land unites Telangana MLAs in House

Published Jan 4, 2017, 1:18 am IST
Updated Jan 4, 2017, 7:03 am IST
Parties want Telangana control on Bhadrachalam temple lands.
Telangana endowments minister A. Indrakaran Reddy with Deputy CM S Kadiam Srihari
 Telangana endowments minister A. Indrakaran Reddy with Deputy CM S Kadiam Srihari

Hyderabad: A new tussle between AP and TS is likely to arise over temple lands. Bifurcation of the state has resulted in many instances of temples being located in one state and their lands in another. Bhadrachalam temple, located in Telangana state, has a major portion of its lands in AP. TTD is located in AP and it has lands in Telangana state.

Bhadrachalam Devasthanam owns only 299 acres in TS while it has over 1,048 acres in AP. During Question Hour in the Assembly on Tuesday, all Members demanded the state government “bring back” the lands belonging to the Bhadrachalam temple from AP.


TRS MLA Jalagam Venkata Rao said that TS has been left with only the Bhadrachalam temple while “all its assets have gone to AP”. He said even 11 acres land on which a theme park had been proposed too has gone to AP.

CPM MLA Sunnam Rajaiah said Bhadrachalam Devasthanam has 1,048 acres in Krishna, Guntur, Prakasam and other districts of AP and in Telangana there are only 299 acres. Replying to this, endowments minister A. Indrakaran Reddy said that the TS government will take up the issue with the AP government.

BJP MLA G. Kishan Reddy also demanded the government to “bring back” the temple lands. He said “Telangana should get all the lands belonging to Bhadrachalam temple from AP, we need not to worry about this issue, TTD has many lands In Telangana”.


Musi fish unhealthy: Minister
People are scared to eat Musi fish due to fear of ill health, agriculture minister Pocharam Srinivas Reddy said on Tuesday. “We are taking steps to provide good quality fish cultivated in good environs in Hyderabad and other places across the state. Several new irrigation projects and rejuvenated tanks are coming up where quality fish will be cultivated,” he told the Legislative Council. Leader of the Opposition Mohd. Ali Shabbir and other members expressed concern over sale of fish from polluted rivulets and tanks, including the Musi.


“Fish cultivated in polluted waters may cause ill health. People are scared to eat Musi fish due to this fear. I request the Hyderabad mayor to identify locations for setting up fish stalls since fish sellers on the roadside are driven away by the police,” Mr Reddy said, while replying to short discussions on fisheries in the state.

Mr Shabbir Ali alleged there was a huge scam in the release of fish seedlings in tanks across the state and sought a probe. He asked government to provide ice boxes, two-wheelers and other equipment to fishermen. P. Sudhakar Reddy (Congress) alleged companies blacklisted in AP were selling fish seed to the state.


Telangana rejects House panel probe demand
The state government rejected Opposition members’ demand to constitute a House Committee to probe the alleged irregularities in purchase of medical equipment for the Warangal MNJ Hospital.

Congress MLA T. Rammohan Reddy alleged that the money to purchase the High Energy Linear Accelerator was siphoned off by the hospital authorities.
Mr Rammohan Reddy said that he would prove the charges if a House Committee was constituted. Health minister C. Laxma Reddy condemned the allegations made by the Congress member and rejected the demand.


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