Piduguralla (Guntur): Municipal administration and urban development minister Botcha Satyanarayana on Saturday inaugurated the drinking water scheme for Piduguralla town. He also participated in the house sites distribution programme.
Addressing a public meeting, Botcha said that local legislator Kasu Mahesh Reddy has proved that he is a peoples’ leader like the chief minister as he has revived the defunct drinking water scheme. “The scheme was neglected by the previous TDP legislator even after spending close to Rs 40 crore. Mahesh not only resumed the old scheme but prevailed upon the chief minister to grant Rs 240 crore for a dedicated drinking water scheme to cover the entire Gurazala constituency,” said Satyanarayana.
The minister said that TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu is working to stall welfare programmes initiated by chief minister Y S Jagan Moha Reddy.
The minister also charged Naidu of being behind the unilateral decision of the State Election Commission (SEC) to release panchayat polls schedule even as the entire state administration is busy preparing for the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccination programme.
Mahesh Reddy said the works on the proposed Buggavanka drinking water scheme would begin shortly to provide water from the Krishna river to all residents of Gurazala constituency. The MLA said the government has delivered on two crucial poll promises—Krishna water and Government Medical College to the constituency—within two years.
TDP leaders, Mahesh Reddy said, are making baseless allegations against the government and its welfare programmes. He said the government is determined to bring Krishna waters to the Palnadu region within the next few months.
District collector I Samuel Anand Kumar, Sattenapalle MLA Ambati Rambabu, Vaddera Corporation chairman Devalla Revathi and other leaders were present.