After releasing an autobiographical account of Harirama Jogaiah that has enough content to embarrass TDP supremo Chandrababu Naidu, Purandeswari, his sister-in-law, has fired a salvo at the chief mininster Naidu- show the accounts for the funds the centre so far released for the Polavaram project.
Purandeswari, who is national in-charge of BJP’s Mahila Morcha, asked the Naidu’s government to come out with details of the accounts for central assistance extended so far by the Prime Minister Modi led NDA government, especially in the case of Polavarm project if it wants more funds or bills reimbersed.
This is indicative of centre’s mind that it has got doubts about the way the funds put to use by the TDP government.
Sometime back a similar question was raised by the Polavaram development authority. The CEO of the Authority expressed dissatisfaction over the work done on Polavaram project. According to Authority’s letter, between January and June 2015, the physical progress of the work did not exceed 2 per cent of target set for the period. He even wanted to verify the physical progress of the work. After this letter, a BJP team visited Polavarm project site and found no work at all. They announced this in a press conference in Vijayawada and said there was no progress in the construction of Polavaram project.
Now Purandeswari raised the same point in a meeting in Vijayawada Monday carrying forward the “Polavaram’ controversy further.
” The state Government has asked the Centre to reimburse nearly Rs. 1,950 crore that it claims to have spent on Polavaram project but the Union Government could concede that request as it was backed by the expenditure details,” she said. According to Purandeswari, who has been aggressively raising the issues that lands the TDP leadership in defense, any central government expects the funds it releases to be put to use properly and for intended purpose. Submitting the accounts for the funds was necessary for the state government for further release of central assistance, she added.
Purandeswari sought to dilute in the importance of special category status which the opposition parties demanding. The BJP leader said Andhra Pradesh would in fact get more than what was mentioned in Andhra Pradesh State Reorganization Act and it was unfair for them to raise the issue and blame Prime Minister Modi who was committed to help Andhra Pradesh in every conceivable way.Has BJP fielded Purandeswary to raise the embarrassing points for the Naidu’s government? This question arises if one goes by the way she has been campaigning for BJP in the past one year targeting TDP.