Polavaram Tenders cancelled, Shock to TDP

The drama has come to an end finally.  The consipracy to malign the Telangana movement leadership by linking them to the Rs 4,717 crore Polavaram tenders has been blown to smithereens. The high-powered committee appointed by the state government has scrapped the tenders awarded to SEW construction company.

It should now be seen what answer the Telugu Desam party has to offer for all the ruckus it had created over the Polavaram tenders. Sources say that TDP is totally shocked as it is stripped of the lone issue it had for the upcoming byelections.

The state government had awarded the contract for Polavaram project works to Southern Engineering Works (SEW) – a Vijayawada based infrastructure company established in 1959. The company has participated in construction of several prestigious projects like the Nagarjuna Sagar Dam and Srisailam Dam.

Telugu Desam party president Chandra Babu Naidu was unhappy that Soma Infrastructure Company, owned by TDP Lok Sabha member Nama Nageshwar Rao could not get this contract.

Soon, the TDP launched a false-propaganda that SEW constructions belongs to CL Rajam, the Managing Director of Namasthe Telangana newspaper. The TDP leaders alleged that KCR and Kodandaram had mortgaged the Telangana movement in return to the Polavaram tenders.

The fact was CL Rajam had joined SEW constructions several years back as an engineer and went on to become one of its directors. Currently he is not even the director of that company.

TDP leaders wanted to use this wafer thin professional connection of CL Rajam to malign the Telangana movement.

Chandra Babu Naidu’s game plan was simple. Use Telangana TDP leadership to malign the movement leadership, confuse the Telangana activists with baseless allegations, and ensure that the movement is derailed permanently.

Acting on Naidu’s directions, TTDP stooges Errabelli Dayakar Rao, Revant Reddy and Motkupalli Narasimhulu launched a smear campaign on KCR, and Prof. Kodandaram.

But this smear campaign had backfired big time. In fact Matkupalli Narasimhulu’s histrionics have set off a chain reaction. First Errabelli Dayakar Rao felt insecure about Motkupalli’s sudden rise to fame. So, he immediately distanced himself from Motkupalli’s comments.

In Nalgonda district, thousands of TDP cadres left the party in protest against Motkupalli’s unilateral decisions and anti-Telangana stand.

The final nail in TDP’s coffin was the decision by a state government committee to scrap the Polavaram tenders.

With the by-elections to 6 Telangana assembly seats slated in the next couple of months, and its continuous anti-telangana agenda, the Telugu Desam party is all set to sink into the abyss.

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