Hyderabad: Senior Congress leader Mohammed Ali Shabbir today slammed the KCR government for misleading people on Kaleswaram project which was launched today with big fanfare but no water and tall clams.
In a pressnote here today, Shabbir Ali said relations with AP, Odisha and Maharashtra, KCR was making tall claims. Both upstream States had agreed to the project only after reducing the height of the Medigadda barrage which was detrimental to the interests of Telengana, he said.
Commenting on the cost of project, he said the project, which was estimated to cost Rs 35,000 crore earlier, the cost was increased to Rs 82,500 crore due commissions and kickbacks. He said he Kaleswaram project benefited only contractors and not the farmers and the project would irrigate only 25 lakh acres. He alleged that KCR was giving away govt lands.