18-11-201918-11-2019 12:48:12 IST
2019-11-18T07:18:12.831Z18-11-2019 2019-11-18T07:18:09.045Z - - 03-04-2020
At the all-party meeting held in New Delhi ahead of the Winter Session of the Parliament, issues such as Polavaram project and demand for medical colleges were brought forth by YSRCP.
"We brought up various issues under the orders of the party chief and Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, especially the opposition parties’ obstruction to the Polavaram project," stated YSRCP MP Vijayasai Reddy. Reddy further claimed that despite saving Rs 800 crores for the treasury, obstacles were being created for the state government by some forces.
The YSRCP government had initiated the process of reverse tendering immediately after coming to power in May this year. Under the process, the cancelled the tenders of Navayuga Engineering Company Limited (NECL) and many other companies working on the Polavaram project and called for the fresh tenders. The new tender for Polavaram was awarded to Megha Engineering Infrastructure Limited (MEIL) who incidentally also worked for the Kaleshwaram project in Telangana.
Vijayasai Reddy also said that there are bills worth Rs 3,000 crore pending in the project and that the technical committee, after revising project costs, has recommended a budget of Rs 55,000 crore. "Government approval is still pending for these funds, so we have requested for approval," he added.
The demand for funds for Polavaram along with setting up of seven medical colleges in districts which had no medical colleges so far were some of the key points raised during the meet.
The party also asked for the Women’s Reservation Bill to be reintroduced in the parliament, apart from reservations for Backward Classes (BC) in proportion to their population percentage in the state legislature.
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