YSRCP Minister throws Challenge to TDP leaders

Vastavam web: Minister for Irrigation P Anil Kumar Yadav has challenged the TDP leaders whether they would wind up their party if the YSRCP government completes the Polavaram project on schedule. The Minister, while reacting to the charge by the TDP that the government was delaying the works on the Polavaram project, asserted that the reverse tendering process adopted by the government for Polavaram irrigation project was a super success.

It helped the government save more than 12 per cent of money to the exchequer. He recalled that the contract was given to the same company by the previous TDP government at higher price. During the last three years, there was not even a single tender awarded to any company by reducing price quoted by contractors when the TDP was in power, he added.

The Minister observed that the TDP leaders felt scared as their corrupt practices were uncovered through reverse tendering. He said the quality of works would not be compromised even after giving the tenders to Megha company, which is going to get the Polavaram project. He added that the TDP government gave at least Rs 25,000 crore works to the same company. But, the TDP leaders were now raising hue and cry expressing doubts on the capabilities of Megha company, he added.