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Left parties to review Jalayagnam

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Anantapur: Andhra Pradesh Rythu Sangam president K. Ramakrishna has stated that eight Left parties including the CPI and CPI (M) parties will meet in Hyderabad on July 17 and take stock of the fate of several irrigation projects launched under Jalayagnam and chalk out an agitation to force the government to fulfill the promises made to the people.

Addressing the media, K. Ramakrishna said that Jalayagnam projects need to be prioritised as not a single project has been completed despite spending some Rs. 50,000 crores during the past five years . He revealed that the eight Left parties which will meet shortly would review the Jalayagnam projects as huge amount of people's money is at stake.

He stated that the Rosaiah government which introduced a budget worth 1.13 lakh crores could not generate funds for the schemes launched by it resulting in massive deficit. The government could not pay financial dues like Rs.110 crore for housing scheme, 880 crore for pavala vaddi scheme, 500 crore for input subsidy, 110 crore for NREGS, 120 crore for mid day meal scheme, 2000 crore for fee reimbursements, 2400 crore for SC,ST,BC loans waiver, 117 crore for Arogyasri and Rs.4,400 crores for jalayagnam contractors etc.

The CPI leader called for redeeming it's promises or quit accepting defeat.

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