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Rosaiah offers CM post to Naidu for one week

           Rosaiah Vs Naidu ( Afriendly match fixing)
Hyderabad: Under attack from the opposition that the state government had shown laxity in taking measures to prevent Maharashtra and Karnataka governments from constructing illegal projects across the Godavari and Krishna, chief minister K Rosaiah on Thursday offered to vacate the office for one week and asked opposition leader N Chandrababu Naidu to become the CM and solve the inter-state dispute. He also offered to assist him in the job.
Intervening in the discussion on the ill effects of Babli project, Naidu had remarked on Wednesday that if the chief minister had concentrated on the issue for at least ten minutes, the problem could have been sorted out. Rosaiah’s offer came as a reaction to this comment.
However, as the debate progressed and the developments that took place thereafter, proved that the opposition charges were not baseless. Following the request of the chief minister, TDP leaders T Nageswara Rao, M Venkateswara Rao (both former irrigation ministers), S Venugopalachari and E Dayakar Rao met Rosaiah in his chambers after the assembly was adjourned. Rosaiah telephoned the Union water resource minister Pawan Kumar Bansal and asked him if he had told the TDP leaders that he would convene a meeting of chief ministers of Maharashtra and Andhra. Bansal replied in the affirmative and said that the issue could be resolved only when both the CMs sit across the table and discuss.
Rosaiah was also informed that the Central Water Commission had forwarded the affidavits filed by both the states to the Supreme Court without appending any remarks on them. Both the chief minister and minister for major irrigation P Lakshmaiah were clueless about this fact, alleged TDP leaders M Venkateswara Rao and T Nageswara Rao.
Earlier during the discussion, the CPI and PRP also demanded that the government convene a meeting of all opposition parties and asked it to make a final effort in protecting the state’s interest. Their contention was the the maximum that could be done now was to ensure that the Maharashtra government does not install crest gates on the Babli project. They have been claiming that they would utilise only 2 tmc of water for drinking purpose but if the gates are installed 65 tmc of water would flow back into Babli as backwaters from the Sriramsagar project and this would effect six districts of Telangana region. Instead, the state can agree to supply 2 tmc of water to Maharashtra to meet their drinking water requirement and constitute a monitoring committee consisting of officials of the two states and some experts from Centre.


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