KCR govt is anti-people': Bhatti

HYDERABAD: CLP leader Bhatti Vikramarka came down heavily against the BRS government for failing to deliver on its ‘avowed’ goals of water, funds and jobs for the people of Telangana.

Participating in a discussion on the progress achieved in the state in the Assembly here on Sunday, he said that the aspirations of the people had remained unrealised. Tribals, who enjoyed rights over podu lands after the UPA government had brought in the Forest Rights Act, lost them after the advent of dharani.

“Lands were taken away from 44 families of bonded labourers; the government took over 10,000 acres in Ibrahimpatnam and sold them to MNCs at Rs 5 crore per acre and in Chevella constituency, the government acquired 2,000 acres earmarked for an industrial park and gave the land valued at Rs 1 lakh crore to Amazon. Traditional vocations like fishing were done away with. Cases were filed against media houses for reporting several such instances,” he said.

“The government did not bother to dig water distribution channels to medium irrigation projects like Komaram Bheem. The much-hyped Kaleshwaram project has completed only Medigadda, Sunnaram and Sundilla reservoirs and there are no distributary canals. The Indirasagar, Kanthalapalli projects, which are part of Pranahita Chevella, have been left incomplete as were SLBC, Nakkalagandi and Dindi lift irrigation projects,” he said while adding that even Mission Bhagiratha has failed to provide drinking water to people. The supply of power was made possible by the projects constructed during the Congress regime, he said.

He lashed out at the government for taking away assigned lands of the poor in the name of haritha haram and rythu vedikas.

Vikramarka asked the government to open coaching centres for the benefit of poor students aspiring for TSPSC exams and take steps to fill up all vacant posts.

The government should get back the five villages adjacent to Bhadrachalam that have been handed over to Andhra Pradesh, he said.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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