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TDP launches padayatra

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Party to intensify stir demanding immediate release of funds



TAKING TO THE STREETS: TDP legislators, led by Opposition leader N. Chandrababu Naidu and Deputy floor leader T. Devender Goud, on a padayatra in Hyderabad on Monday. — Photo: Mohd. Yousuf

HYDERABAD: Telugu Desam Party MLAs led by their deputy floor leader T. Devender Goud took out a padayatra from NTR Ghat to the Assembly on Monday, seeking release of funds for Pranahita-Chevella irrigation project. The project envisages creation of a new ayacut of 12 lakh acres under the Godavari in Telangana at an estimated cost of over Rs. 4,000 crores.

Mr. Goud told presspersons that the party would intensify the agitation demanding immediate release of funds.

P. Keshav, MLA, described the padayatra as his party's expression of support to the demand for utilisation of Godavari water in tune with its focus on integrated development of the State.

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