Hyderabad: The Telangana Assembly witnessed a war of words between BRS MLA Harish Rao and Roads and Building Minister Komatireddy Venkat Reddy during the discussion on River Krishna projects on Monday.
After Irrigation Minister Capt N Uttam Kumar Reddy’s presentation on River Krishna irrigation projects, Speaker Gaddam Prasad Kumar granted the floor to Harish Rao. Rao claimed that the government misrepresented the truth and expressed readiness to clarify through a PowerPoint presentation, which unfortunately the speaker did not allow.
Harish Rao asserted that the government’s announcement not to hand over River Krishna projects to the Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) is a victory for the people and BRS. He alleged that the government introduced the resolution in the assembly due to the planned meeting in Nalgonda by BRS, acknowledging their mistake.
In response, Komatireddy Venkat Reddy expressed displeasure at Harish Rao’s statement, accusing BRS of deceiving the people of Nalgonda.
He questioned how Harish Rao defended their mistakes despite the statement from the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister. Criticizing the BRS government, Komatireddy claimed that Nalgonda residents were not only struggling for irrigation water but also for drinking water.
Komatireddy demanded an apology from former Chief Minister KCR and suggested that KCR should touch his nose to the earth before attending the meeting in Nalgonda.
Harish Rao, angered by Komatireddy’s remarks, demanded an apology from him and criticized him for speaking against former Chief Minister KCR, who played a crucial role in achieving separate statehood for Telangana.