The Telangana Legislative Assembly witnessed a heated exchange between the ruling party and the opposition during Irrigation Minister Uttam Kumar Reddy’s presentation on projects related to the Krishna River. Tensions escalated as leaders from the ruling Congress and the opposition BRS engaged in a verbal confrontation, highlighting disagreements over project management. CM Revanth expressed frustration over the absence of KCR, accusing him of neglecting his duties over the past decade.
Deputy CM Bhatti Vikramarka questioned the absence of opposition leader Nalgonda during crucial discussions, prompting a retort from opposition members Harish Rao and Kadiam Srihari. Former minister Kadiam defended KCR’s absence, citing various reasons, and asserted their commitment to supporting the resolutions introduced by the Congress government. In response, Excise Minister Jupalli Krishna Rao raised allegations of corruption in irrigation projects under the BRS government, vowing to present evidence to the House.
Munugodu MLA Komatireddy Rajagopal Reddy criticized the BRS leaders for the state’s predicament, advocating for a change in approach and urging support for the government. He accused the BRS of indebting the state with large loans from banks in the guise of project funding. The exchange underscored the deep-seated tensions and divergent views within the Assembly regarding governance and accountability in irrigation projects, reflecting broader political dynamics in Telangana.