The Telangana Rashtra Samithi on Wednesday threatened to launch an agitation if the BJP Government at the Centre initiates works on the Polavaram Project with the existing design.
TRS senior leader T Harish Rao said, “The present design of the Polavaram Project will hurt the interest of Telangana State. Therefore, the project should not be started without carrying out required modifications. TRS will approach the Supreme Court, if required to press for its demands. We go for serious agitation if the Centre does not change the Polavaram Project’s design.
N Chandrababu Naidu is trying to bring out an ordinance secretly to start works on Polavaram Project. Naidu is trying to take advantage of his alliance with the BJP. He is trying to allocate the affected mandals of Khammam district to residual state of Andhra Pradesh. Naidu should refrain from going ahead with the existing design of Polavaram Project. Although TRS is forming the government in Telangana, we will not hesitate to launch massive agitation.”
The TRS leader asked the TDP leaders from Telangana region to intervene on the issue and oppose Naidu’s move. He questioned their silence on the issue and demanded that the T-TDP leaders prevent Naidu from going ahead on Polavaram Project. He also asked BJP to clarify whether it wants to support the people of Telangana or wants to remain silent over the anti-Telangana moves by its ally.