Rajahmundry: Expressing concern over possible disputes in water sharing in the event of a separate Telangana state was formed, a large number of farmers vowed even to sacrifice their lives to oppose any move to bifurcate the state at a farmers’ meet called ‘Grama Rythu Rana Bheri’ held at Garagaparru of Palakoderu mandal in West Godavari on Tuesday.
A large number of farmers along with other supporters of Samaikyandhra took part in the meeting and expressed apprehensions by saying that as several projects were being taken up on Godavari river in Telangana area, the people in Seemandhra region would find it difficult even to get a drop of water to drink leave about taking up cultivation of crops.
Addressing the farmers, water expert P.A. Ramakrishnam Raju said that it would take nearly 15 years to complete the execution of the Indira Sagar Polavaram project and added that by the time, the project was completed, its reservoir would be located in Telangana region. He predicted water wars in future.
Farmers found fault with the Congress leadership for taking a decision to set up a separate Telangana state without taking into consideration the opinions of the people while they also flayed the BJP for favouring the bifurcation of the state without addressing the concerns of the people living in Seemandhra region.
At Eluru, panchayat raj employees took out a bike rally. Lawyers organised a blood donation camp at district court to extend their support for Samaikyandhra.
Dendulur MLA (TD) Chinthamaneni Prabhakar inaugurated the relay fast camp held at Fire Station centre.
Speaking on the occasion, he said that when every section of the community were expressing their protest for the proposed bifurcation of the state, the Congress leadership remained mute spectator.
He found fault with the Union ministers and MPs from Seemandhra region for failing to prevail upon the Congress leadership to influence it to give up its proposal on T.
At Jangareddygudem, the supporters staged Jala Deeksha while getting drenched in the rain and formed a human chain in the village centre.
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