ANI Photo | “KCR is now Kaleswaram Corruption Rao”: Revanth Reddy attacks Telangana CM over KLIP project

Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president Revanth Reddy on Thursday attacked the state’s Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, saying that he has become ‘Kaleswaram Corruption Rao’. He alleged that the Medigadda Barrage of the Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP) is the victim of the Chief Minister’s corruption.
“I inspected Medigadda Barrage of the Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project along with Rahul Gandhi. The barrage is a victim of KCR’s corruption. KCR did not even leave the project built in God’s name. All these days, KCR was Kalvakuntla Chandrashekhar Rao but the people there are saying that he is now ‘Kaleswaram Corruption Rao’,” Revanth Reddy told reporters here.
Reddy said that KCR has wasted the people’s money by building the project with poor quality.
“The project has clearly sunken there. The pillars from pillar 1 to pillar 25 have sunken. Half of the Meddigadda reservoir should be demolished because it is not of no use. Only after looking into the technicalities, we can tell if the other half will remain or not,” Reddy said.
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accused Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekar Rao of “looting” the people of Telangana adding that KCR and his family are using the Kaleshwaram Project as their “personal ATM”.
Referring to the Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme while addressing a ‘Mahila Sadassu’ in Ambatpally village in Telangana, Rahul Gandhi said, “Rs 1 lakh crore was stolen from the people of Telangana here. Nobody here benefitted from it. Our workers are right that the Kaleshwaram project is BRS’s ATM but change it to ‘Kaleshwaram is KCR’s ATM, it is his family’s ATM.”
Rahul Gandhi later visited the Meddigadda barrage, a part of the Kaleswaram project where a few pillars of the barrage are reportedly sinking.
“I visited the Medigadda barrage, which is a part of the corruption-ridden Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme in Telangana. Cracks have developed in multiple pillars because of shoddy construction with reports indicating that the pillars are sinking,” Rahul Gandhi said in a post after the visit.
Congress workers staged a protest near the Meddigadda barrage amid Rahul Gandhi’s visit.
Telangana is set to witness an intriguing triangular contest between the BRS, Congress and BJP.
In the previous Assembly elections in 2018, the BRS won 88 of the 119 seats, hogging 47.4 per cent of the total vote share. The Congress finished a distant second with 19 seats and a vote share of 28.7 per cent.
Assembly elections in Telangana will be held on November 30 and counting of votes will take place on December 3.
The state is set to witness an intriguing triangular contest between the ruling BRS, Congress, and the BJP.
In the previous Assembly elections in 2018, the BRS won 88 of the 119 seats, hogging 47.4 per cent of the total vote share.
The Congress finished a distant second with 19 seats and a vote share of 28.7 per cent

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