AMARAVATI: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy on Friday said the TDP government's scams in the Polavaram project will be exposed soon.
During the discussion on Polavaram project, TDP MLAs started the slogan shouting. They created a ruckus throughout the question hour with slogans like 'We want justice'.
"Chandrababu Naidu is misusing Assembly for his own selfish motives. The scams of TDP government will be exposed soon and they will be placed before the public," he said while speaking in the House.
Responding to the ruckus created by the TDP MLAs over Polavaram issue, Reddy said:
"Why TDP members are creating nuisance on Polavaram? Irrigation minister has been giving an explanation on this matter for the past three days”.
“The government has constituted an experts committee to find out the misappropriations that took place in the construction of Polavaram project", he added.
"Recently, I have visited the project site and the work is stalled only due to the earlier government's mismanagement. They did not complete the spillway works, later they started cofferdam which too they did not complete”, he claimed.
“With cofferdam, the width of river Godavari is reduced by 70 per cent. Now the flood water has to go through the remaining small area," he added.
The Andhra CM also informed the assembly about his government's further steps.
“It is flood season from June to October in river Godavari and so Polavaram project works will start from November 1. For the first time reverse tendering will be adopted in the Polavaram project”, Reddy said.
"The earlier TDP government had given contracts to those close to their party in the name of subcontracts. There are many scams in Polavaram construction”, he said.
“The then government has released mobilization advances to the tune of Rs 724 crores to Navayuga company, without completing any works," he added.
"The previous government had brought contractors of their choice by nomination. A close relative of the then finance minister is also working as a subcontractor. This project is overflowing with scams.
The Andhra CM further said that within 15 days we will get all details of how much money are siphoned off.
With inputs from ANI