Opposition leader, Nara Chandrababu Naidu questioned the unilateral decision of YSRCP government which is headed by YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. This decision is regarding the agreement on diversion of Godavari waters to Krishna basin for the effective utilization of water.
Towards this, Nara Chandrababu Naidu seemed to have raised strong opposition that these plans were being made for the new irrigation project to help Telangana CM, KCR. According to Babu, the sharing of rivers is a sensitive issue on which decisions must not be taken hastily. Babu reminded that being an upper riparian state, Telangana could stop the release of water to AP any time.
He said, “We are already facing problems in Srisailam and Nagarjunasagar. Now on Godavari river, the Telangana had built Kaleshwaram. If water was impounded at Kaleshwaram and lifted to Telangana districts, there will be no river downstream.” He added, “Under any circumstances, the interests of Andhra Pradesh should be protected.”
Let’s forget CBN as the leader of the opposition for a second and these logics would be crucial as time goes by. Moreover, it seems Jagan doesn’t have a proper answer to the doubts raised by Naidu and the proper management of this Godavari issue will define the capability of the Jagan.