K Taraka Rama Rao the IT Minister of Telangana has blamed previous Congress and TDP regimes for the power crisis prevailing in the state. KTR posed 22 questions in a strong worded open letter and sought answers from both parties.
The It Minister said that, “How can one justify power problems in Telangana which possess lakhs of tonnes of coal resources. On the other hand, you have AP, where you cannot find a single piece of coal, but power-wise it is sitting pretty”.
He further said, “While coal was extracted from Singareni Collieries in Telangana, thermal power plants were set up in far-away Vijayawada, Krishnapatnam and Kadapa by the previous regimes. Hence thermal power being generated in Seemandhra (4,410 MW) was almost the double being generated in Telangana which is 2,282 MW”. He further added that, “This was a simple example of the negligence meted out to Telangana by Congress in its 40 years and TDP in its 17 years rule”.
KTR feel that, these two parties were resorting to mudslinging on TRS government.