Crime Bureau, Tolivelugu: YSRTP president Sharmila has accused corruption of lakhs of crores in the Kaleswaram project. She staged a dharna at the Jal Soudha office and spoke to the media directing her anger at KCR. She demanded the TRS regime reveal the lakhs of crores of corruption activities done in the name of projects.
“The contractor has done substandard work in the Kaleswaram project. But the officials are saying that the contractor is not at fault and even if it is, it is not a big mistake. They are backing the contractors,” saying this, she added that the government’s way of covering up the mistakes in the name of cloud bursts is outright silly. She slammed the contractors for not even building the protection wall properly, and said that the water obtained by spending lakhs of crores was not even supplied to an acre of land.
“KCR said a lot about the Kaleswaram project. If it is such a miracle as he said, why did it sink in just three years? Is this the knowledge of KCR who says he has read 80 thousand books? How many engineering books did he read to build the Kaleswaram project? How many books did he read on redesigning? What does KCR have to say now after his incapable engineering skills,” Sharmila complained.
She reminded us that the Pranahita Chevella project was designed by YSR with 33 thousand crores, while KCR only ended up making an incompetent project. She said, “the project’s expenditure went up from Rs 33,000 crores to Rs 1,70,000 crores in the realm of KCTR, and the so-called prestigious Kaleswaram project is now nothing but a tourist spot for photos. Not even a single acre has been given water. There is no match between what is said and what is being done. This is not a project of the people, it is a project of KCR commissions.” It is said that it was given to Megha Krishna Reddy as it was a project built to extort the public’s money. She criticized that Krishna Reddy and KCR are looting together and that the state, which has a surplus budget, has become a pile of debt in the name of projects. She deplored why the projects are being assigned only to Megha and no other as if he is the only person who is trustworthy of Telangana’s debt-funded projects. “Kaleswaram is given to him, Palamuru is given to him, and Mission Bhagirath is given to him, why are all the projects being built by one man?” she questioned.
“There is no such situation anywhere in the country. Krishna Reddy is KCR’s man, that’s why he is being prioritized over everyone else. Megha is KCR’s partner. His family has a stake in these projects. KCR’s family is getting money. Everyone understands that every project is being given to Megha. For KCR, Telangana was accomplished just with the sole purpose of offering all the projects to Megha Krishna Reddy. Telangana, which was obtained through sacrifices, is now working for them. Have we seen anywhere a project that collapses in three years? They say that the collapse has happened in Kannepally since they build everything using bricks. It is said that the Annaram pump houses were built with mud. If you don’t have any transactions with Megha, why are you not taking any action at all?” asked Sharmila.
She went on to say that the Devadhu project has never faced any problems so far even when there were more floods than in Kaleswaram. She called Devadhu a project by YS which is proof of efficiency, while Kaleswaram is proof of KCR’s corruption. Sharmila further slammed the efforts of the government to raise three TMCs of water while it desperately failed to raise at least two. “They decided to also give this project to Megha. Are they thinking of crushing the rest of the contractors forever?” she demanded. Sharmila expressed her anger saying that 70 thousand crores of corruption have been committed in the Kaleswaram project, and 12 thousand crores of GST has been evaded, but no action has been taken.