Miscreants damage RDS sluices, T leaders demand action
Hyderabad, Aug 14 (INN): Civil Supplies Minister Jupalli Krishna Rao and Congress MP Manda Jagannadham on Saturday demanded the strictest possible action against the miscreants who had damaged the sluice plates of Rajolibanda Diversion Scheme, on Saturday.
The Congress leaders met Mr Rosaiah at the Chief Minister’s Camp Office in the wake of reports of some miscreants damaging four plates of the river sluice across the Tungabhadra and asked him to order immediate identification of the culprits and also take measures to ensure such an eventuality from recurring.
Speaking to media persons, the Congress leaders said that the plates were allegedly destroyed by a a mob of about 1,000 people at Agasanur village, Kosgi mandal in Kurnool district.
The mob had allegedly resorted to vandalism after the government decision to release water to the RDS canal from August 20.
The incident comes a day after members of the Srikrishna Committee visited the project as part of their field visits.
Meanwhile, Telangana Rashtra Samithi president K Chandrasekhar Rao condemned the damage and termed it as an ‘anti-Telangana’ act.
He demanded that the Chief Minister immediately take action against the culprits and said that the situation is giving a rise to tension between people of Rayalaseema and Telangana.
KCR wondered if the government would have remained inactive if someone had committed the same act on the Sunkesula project.
The Mahabubnagar Collector meanwhile sought to assure the people that there was no leakage of water due to the damage.
He informed Major Irrigation Minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah that work was on to repair the damage.
News Posted: 14 August, 2010