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Congress to take up padayatra for Polavaram Project
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
The Congress party would take out a padayatra from January 7 to 9 and hold a ‘deeksha’ at the Polavaram project site demanding that it must be completed by 2018 as was promised by the TDP government.
At a party meeting of the North Coastal districts organized to mark the 85th birth anniversary of party leader Dronamraju Satyanarayana, he said the padayatra would be taken out from Dowlaiswaram and Rajamahendravaram and all top leaders of the party would participate. The issue was taken o the notice of the party president Rahul Gandhi and leader of the Congress Party in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge. The leaders urged Kharge to move the issue in the House under Rule 184 so that voting would take place and the YSRCP moving closely with the BJP would be known, said Raghuveera Reddy.
The issue was being taken up by KVP Ramachandra Rao in Rajya Sabha. Raghuveera said that it was a Central project sanctioned by the Congress but the cost went up from Rs.16,000 crore to Rs.58,000 crore . The project turned into a goldmine of corruption, he alleged.