Saffron party keeps cycle aside in fight against Godavari lift scheme
Hyderabad: Is the BJP preparing a ground for confrontation with its ally the TDP? If the developments in Godavari districts are any indication, it appears that the BJP is slowly laying the road for a direct confrontation as part of its strategy to strengthen the party in the state.
The local leadership of the BJP has convened an all-party meeting on Monday to discuss the government’s decision to lift 80 TMCs of Godavari River water to Krishna delta. Interestingly, the BJP leaders have invited the Congress and YSRCP for the meeting but did not send any invitation to the TDP. The state-level leaders like AP BJP president K Haribabu and others are maintaining silence over the development.
The local unit of the BJP is also miffed over according administrative sanction of Rs 1,300 crore, for diversion of water from river Godavari to river Krishna, through Polavaram Right Main Canal, for domestic and industrial use.