Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan visited Polavaram project today and made sensational comments. He said that there are discrepancies in Polavaram Project construction. Pawan questioned the state government that if it has done no wrong.. then why don't they come up with the actual figures? Pawan demanded that government should release a white paper on Polavaram Project. Pawan commented that if the state government continues to hide the facts doubts are raising among the people.
After reaching the Polavaram Project area, he has interacted with the engineers present at the site and asked the details of the construction. Then he visited the project. He has observed the construction. Pawan enquired about spillway, diaphragm wall, lower cofferdam construction works. Project officials explained the details of construction works to Pawan. They have also explained technical aspects of the project as well with the help of a map. Jana Sena chief later observed the construction works from the hill view.
After observing the construction works going on at the project, Pawan Kalyan interacted with the media. He said that he wanted to know full details of Polavaram project and that is the main purpose of his visit. He said that Polavaram project is not confined to a party or a government. He said Polavaram is a tough and challenging project. He said that one should know the profit and loss because of the project. He said that Polavaram Project started with Rs.125 crores but the expenditure heavily increased later. Pawan said that he is not blaming anyone on the Polavaram issue. He opined that discrepancies are common in irrigation projects. He demanded that the government should release a white paper on Polavaram. If the Central government doesn't respond to that then he will also join the fight. He said that mistakes happen.. somebody should take the responsibility.. it is not right to politicise everything.
Pawan said that "You yourself have taken the responsibility of Polavaram construction. If you give it back to the centre, doubts will be raised. You should talk with the central government strongly and complete the project. If you didn't do anything wrong why are you scared?" Pawan gave a sensational statement that completion of Polavaram project in 2018 is impossible. He said "They couldn't construct the secretariat...how can they complete Polavaram project? He said that the responsibility of clearing the doubts regarding the project lies with Central and State governments. Pawan Kalyan left to Rajahmundry after his Polavaram visit.