Telangana chief minister KCR accuses Modi government of bias
Telangana chief minister K C R Charged the Narendra Modi led central government of bias against the state. The chief minister alleged that the Centre is not cooperating with Telangana in the implementation of the Andhra Pradesh reorganization Act.
He also repeated that the Andhra Pradesh government is rejecting Telangana its due share of electricity and also stalling electricity generation at Srisailam. A day after the Krishna Water Management Board allowed Telangana to produce electricity at Srisailam only till November 2, the Telangana chief minister studied the power situation at a meeting with top officials. Stating that the state is facing acute electricity shortage, KCR, as the chief minister is popularly known, appealed to farmers not to grow cotton and go for alternate crops.
The ruling government said Andhra Pradesh is not providing 54% share in electricity as prescribed in the reorganization Act, which led to a crisis. He said the state is generating power at Srisailam and Nagarjuna Sagar and also buying power from outside to tide over the acute shortage.
KCR said the state would face the electricity shortage for two to three years as he had stated during the election campaign. He said that the state would purchase 1,000 megawatt power from Chhattisgarh.
The Krishna Water Management Board had Friday allowed Telangana to generate electricity by using water from Srisailam dam only till Nov 2. The state government has reacted sharply to the decision and is planning to challenge it in court.
Andhra Pradesh opposed to the generation of electricity by Telangana on the ground that this will create drinking water and irrigation water crisis in the Rayalaseema region.