Why are Congress, BJP not attacking KCR on Kaleshwaram issue?

Fri Jul 22 2022 13:30:01 GMT+0530 (IST)

KCR's prestigious flagship irrigation project Kaleshwaram pumphouse is completely submerged and if sources are to be believed, the state government may have to spend huge amounts running into thousands of crores to get them repaired. A worried TRS has imposed Section 144 in the project area to prevent anyone from reaching the pumphouse.

Already KCR's bete noire and media personality Teenmar Mallanna was stopped when he tried to reach the submerged pump house area. Similarly, former IAS officer Akunuri Murali too was prevented from reaching the pumphouse. They alleged that their arrest was part of the state government's coverup.

However, quite interestingly, both the BJP and the Congress have only been making noises and are not going beyond mere statements. Both the parties have not picked up the Kaleshwaram project issue. The BJP may go slow as it is the BJP-led Centre which has given some eight permissions for the construction of the project. But, the Congress silence is inexplicable.

Sources say that KCR is ready with arguments to counter-attack both the BJP and the Congress, if they choose to attack his government on the Kaleshwaram issue  Hence, the BJP is merely criticizing and not going beyond on the issue.  Meanwhile, KCR has also succeeded in diverting the attention from the Kaleshwaram project by raking up the Cloudburst theory and the issue of Polavaram villages.