Earlier, Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao on June 17 met Andhra Pradesh chief minister Jaganmohan Reddy and invited him for the inauguration of the Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project, which had scheduled for June 21.
In a new jolt to KCR, AP CM Jagan's YSRCP government has raised objections over the Kaleshwaram project and in their affidavit to Supreme Court. They appealed not to give national status to the irrigation project. AP government claimed that Kaleshwaram was re-engineered and so it is completely a new project.
Not just Kaleshwaram, the AP government also raised objections on Palamuru-Rangareddy, Dindi Lift Irrigation projects and said that they are not part of the AP Bifurcation Act and don't have approvals of Krishna Tribunal. Despite this, the Telangana government is going ahead with the construction of the projects. Because of these projects, Polavaram construction and Dhavaleshwaram projects are getting affected.
The project, which is being built on the Godavari river, has expectations to change the face of Telangana. The foundation stone for the project had laid in 2016, and the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) chief Jaganmohan Reddy as the then leader of opposition in Andhra Pradesh had opposed it and accused Telangana of diverting the Godavari water.