KCR is Ignoring Flood-Hit Victims Plight: Etala

ADILABAD: BJP elections management committee chairman Etala Rajendar on Monday alleged that the state government had failed to take up relief measures for the flood victims in the state on a priority basis. He further alleged that the state government failed to make repairs to Kadam project in time and created a situation where thousands of people faced flood threats.

The BJP legislator was speaking after visiting the Kadam project site, where he interacted with experts and engineers. He said that agriculture fields were badly affected and there was high soil erosion. He alleged that the state government has neglected the expert's committee’s recommendations to increase the number of gates for Kadam project to make it intact forgetting the fact that 35 villages will be washed away if the project suffers a breach.

He demanded the state government to give '25,000 to each of the families that had lost valuables and essential commodities when flood water enters houses and ' five lakh compensation to families whose houses had collapsed under the 2bhk.

He said the expert committee was visiting the flood-affected areas after he had urged Union minister Amit Shah to look into the floods situation.

Rajendar said that they will submit a report on floods to the state and central governments.

Speaking to media persons in Nirmal, Rejendar said that Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao should not do a Neroby sitting in his farmhouse when people are suffering.

He made it clear that BJP was not against irrigation projects and check dams but was opposed to the unwise and unilateral decisions taken by Rao. Such unscientific decisions had led to inundation of many colonies in Mancherial due to the backwaters of Sundilla and Medigadda barrages of Kaleshwaram project.

He said that it was Union minister G, Kishan Reddy who had rushed a helicopter to rescue people stranded in floods.

Party leaders Aleti Maheshwar Reddy, Rathod Ramesh, Payal Shankar and Suhasini Reddy were present on the occasion.

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