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Mallanna Sagar will be completed by next year: KCR


Telangana State Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said that the Mallanna sagar will be completed by next year. Speaking at a meeting with farmers of Narsapur constituency farmers, KCR said that construction of the project will not stop despite evil forces challenging the government.

It may be recalled that on Sunday the residents of Vemulaghat village in Siddipet district entered one year of relay hunger strikes. The villagers have been demanding fair compensation for their land that the government is acquiring for Mallanna Sagar project. Vemulaghat is the only village that has not yet given up on their lands for construction.

Lawyer Rachana Reddy has taken up the case against the project in court. KCR previously accused the lawyer of creating hurdles in the way of his government’s project.

The village is demanding compensation as per Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act – 2013 (LA Act – 2013). But the government had offered them compensation under GO 123. Telangana even amended the land acquisition bill which got President’s assent last month and is an act.

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Political Conspiracies or clouded view of TRS?

The rampage at Khammam Chilli Market Yard this week and the incidents at Mallanna Sagar almost a year ago, both have a thing in common – the TRS government claiming that it is political conspiracy of the opposition parties. Both the cases come under the purview of CM’s nephew T Harish Rao who is the Marketing Minister and the Irrigation Minister of the state.

In both the cases, unidentified men were held responsible and the government has details of the case against the people behind the acts. Kodandaram was arrested and opposition parties were blamed for conspiring against government

TRS alleged that the Congress leaders stooped to filing cases with forged signatures in the name of deceased farmers of Singaram and Vemulaghat villages. On other hand TRS leaders, said that the Minimum support price will be decided by the central government. BJP rubbished the claims and said that AP government sought centre’s assistance to stabilize prices during fluctuations, but the Telangana government has been refusing to use this scheme.

The police took over the place in the two incidents. Outcasts especially political parties trying to enter the village or market Yard were not allowed. As the tensions built up at Mallanna sagar, in August, section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code was enforced in the Vemulghat village. Likewise, In the Khammam Commissionerate, 144 section is in force from today.

Last week Andhra Pradesh Agriculture Minister SomiReddy ChandraMohan Reddy said that Telangana farmers are bringing Chilli from Khammam and Warangal to the Guntur Market Yard, because of the prices being offered by the CM Chandrababu Naidu.

It is worth pondering, if the villagers of Vemulaghat in Medak district who have been on a relay hunger strike for the past 330 days objecting against the Mallanna Sagar project, is a political conspiracy of opposition.

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