RAJAHMUNDRY: YSR Congress (YSRC) president YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Sunday accused the TDP government of lacking clarity on the extent of money it proposed to spend for the conduct of the Godavari Pushkarams here in July.
Speaking to newsmen here after inspecting the ongoing construction works at the Kotilingalarevu bathing ghat, he pointed out that while chief minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu had said that the government had sanctioned `200 cr for the conduct of the mega event, his finance minister Yanamala Rama Krishnudu had put the figure at `1,400 cr. However, so far the government had released only `86 cr for the various Pushkaram-related works.
Jagan said that the government had awarded many works on nomination basis, on the pretext that no contractor had come forward to take them up. Many works had not started so far, he said and added that some works had started only last month. The works had started lately only to secure commissions for the TDP leaders, he alleged.
Why had the government not started the Pushkaram-related works one year ahead of the event, he questioned and alleged that the government had demolished many huts on the Godavari Bunds in the city without providing alternative houses to them.
All the hut-owners were having ration cards, Aadhaar cards and voter cards. The YSRC fight for the hut-dwellers would continue until the government provided alternative houses to them, he warned. The YSRC would not spare the government if corruption took place in the Pushkaram works, he warned.
YSRC district president Jyothula Nehru, MLCs Adireddy Appa Rao, PC Bose, A Vasu, J Raja, J Vijaya Lakshmi were among those present on the occasion.