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AP barges into Nagarjuna Sagar ahead of Telangana elections, BJP seeks probe

This is otherwise calm and away from any kind of disputes from either of the governments which have stakes in the dam, state BJP General Secretary Dr Kasam Venkateshwarlu said in a letter addressed to the Election Commission of India and a copy to the state Chief Electoral Officer Vikas Raj.

Hyderabad: In the wake of the high tension prevailed at Nagarjuna sagar dam in Nalgonda district when Andhra Pradesh police set up fencing at the 13th gate claiming that part belonged to their state, Telangana State BJP unit on Thursday requested the Election Commission of India (ECI) to conduct immediate inquiry into the incident and dig out the poly in Andhra Pradesh suddenly ambushing the Nagarjuna Sagar Dam just hours before the Telangana state is scheduled to go to polls.

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This is otherwise calm and away from any kind of disputes from either of the governments which have stakes in the dam, state BJP General Secretary Dr Kasam Venkateshwarlu said in a letter addressed to the Election Commission of India and a copy to the state Chief Electoral Officer Vikas Raj.

The Andhra Pradesh government deputed its additional police forces to create trouble in water sharing in the Nagarjuna Sagar project, he alleged and said the AP police personnel obstructed the Telangana police on duty guarding on the Telangana side of the Nagarjuna Sagar Dam and tried to open the gates.

In the incident, it is reported that the AP Police pushed aside the Telangana police who are very small in number, he said in its letter.

There seems to be a ‘mala fide’ intention of the government of Andhra Pradesh to rake up the Telangana sentiment and in turn help the ruling BRS party in Telangana which is facing a tough situation in the polls, which are slated to be held today, said the General Secretary.

“ This is nothing but a hand-in-glove attempt by the AP Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and the Telangana Chief Minister KCR who have open friendship to help each other in times of need, ” he pointed out.

According to sources here, a large number of policemen of APSP barged on to the dam through the left main gates on the side of the right bank in the wee hours on Thursday and reportedly clashed with the personnel of TSSF, who were guarding the dam.

Some of the Telangana policemen were reportedly injured in the incident.
They took the dam up to 13th gate into their control and set up fencing at the gate.

The AP policemen also reportedly damaged the CCTV cameras setup at the gate as a part of the security arrangement.

On February 13, 2015, the AP police had made a similar effort to barge onto the dam, but the Greyhounds teams of Telangana were rushed to the spot and there was a clash at that time.

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