Congress Party responsible for setback for the Mahadayi project:Basavaraj Bommai

Yogesh K Porwar & Sunil Lohan

C ongress leaders infamous for building the wall to drinking water project; Bommai.

Former Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday held the Congress Party responsible for the setback in the Mahadayi scheme and that party going to tribunal delayed the project by 8-10 years.

He told reporters here that hitherto,there was no need to move the tribunal but it was constituted when Dr Manmohan Singh was the prime minister of the Congress Party.

So,the project was delayed by 8-10 years.This was the biggest mistake done by the Congress Party, he added.

Congress built the wall

The former CM said the Congress party gave in writing to the tribunal and buil the wall.That party has been infamous for building the wall to drinking water schemes.

While the BJP built the canal the Congress Party built the wall. The Congress Party had been opposing the project whenever they were in power in Goa.

But the permission for DPR was given even when the BJP was ruling Goa.Now the scheme was struck waiting for the environmental clearances.

The ministry concerned has sought some documents and the same should be provided. If it was done, the BJP would put pressure on the union government to direct the department concerned to okay the project.

The Congress Party had called for renswes without the permission from the Environmental department. Is it possible to go ahead with the work? For this reason, the Goan government has moved the Supreme Court.

The BJP leader urged the state government to effectively argue in court regarding Krishna, Mahadayi and Mekedatu projects.

There has been a tribunal order related to the Krishna project in 2010 but the Congress Party never filed the challenge petition opposing that order.

They went behind the Maharashtra that has filed the writ petition.The previous BJP government had reserved Rs.5000 crore to give compensation to farmers.

Reacting to a question that Union Minister Pralhad Joshi and Basavaraj Bommai were misleading people by telling lies, the former CM said the people knew who is telling truth and who is telling lies.Are the Congress leaders are Satya Harishchandras?

He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done what had been promised to the people. Within three months after assuming the office, the PM hiked the disbursement of funds collected as taxes to all the states from 32 per cent to 42 percent.

Had Chief Minister Siddaramaiah acted as promised?

While the ruling Congress Party moved a resolution against the Union Government, the opposition BJP moved resolution in support of the central government. The BJP would go before the people to tell the truth.