KCR has already announced in the assembly that the TRS will not seek votes in the next elections in 2019 if it fails to deliver the water grid project by then.
The TRS had not promised the water grid project in its election manifesto. Sidelining other major poll promise like 2 BHK houses for poor, free 3-acre land for Dalits and KG to PG free education by allotting meager funds in the recent Budget, the government has made the water grid project as top priority and allotted Rs 4,000 crore for the scheme, fuelling allegations from opposition parties of shiping crores of public money in the name of the water grid along the lines of the Jalayagnam project during the YSR regime.
The estimated cost of Rs 41,000 crore and the TS government has decided to call tenders to implement the project in a phased manner.
“Taking up such a massive project with an expenditure of Rs 40,000 crore without any proper scientific study itself proves the ill intentions of the TRS government.
The project will become another Jalayagnam project if the government fails to take corrective measures. When scores of balancing reservoirs with sufficient water levels exist in TS, where is the need to supply water to all the districts from the Srisailam dam?” questioned former minister and senior BJP leader Mr Nagam Janardhan Reddy.