New Delhi: Raising the issue of “distribution of wealth” in the Rajya Sabha on Monday, YSRCP Parliamentary Party leader Vijayasai Reddy said the Center had failed to fulfill its bifurcation promises and was giving step-motherly treatment to Andhra Pradesh.
He made these remarks while participating in the Rajya Sabha’s debate on the Appropriation Bill, 2022. He said the state government is seeking an equitable and speedy distribution of assets and liabilities between it and Telangana. “Since the Center is not intervening”, the government should approach the Supreme Court to resolve the issue, said the YSRCP Rajya Sabha MP.
“The Center has failed to implement bifurcation promises regarding Andhra Pradesh. It has ignored it despite the opportunities. And to transfer the assets, we had to approach the Supreme Court,” said Vijayasai Reddy.
The YSRCP MP said the implementation of the Polavaram project is flawed. He blamed the former UPA government for its flawed implementation. Vijayasai Reddy said that the inordinate delay in the implementation of the project has resulted in losses to the public exchequer.
“The implementation of the Polavaram project is also flawed and the Center is responsible for it. We are asked to build the project in 2022 at the 2010-11 rate. Will a contractor be introduced? Who will bear the losses? It is not appropriate to show the treatment of Andhra Pradesh’s stepmother,” Vijayasai Reddy said.
Participating in the debate on the Appropriation Bill today, the Center highlighted the step-motherly treatment given to the AP due to the delay in resolving the bifurcation issues.
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In a written reply to a question by YSRCP MP Vijayasai Reddy, Union Minister of State Jal Shakti Bishweswar Tudu said there is no delay from the Center and the Andhra Pradesh Government is reimbursing the expenditure on the project from time to time. the time The overall state expenditure on Polavaram Irrigation Project (PIP) from April 01, 2014 to October 2022 is reported to be Rs. 15,970.53 crores. Of this, Rs. 13,226.04 crore has been duly refunded by the Government of India.
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