The Kalwakurthy Lift Irrigation scheme was submerged in the backwaters of the Srisailam reservoir on Friday, because of the heavy rains that Hyderabad and the rest of Telangana had witnessed in the past few days.
Congress leaders Revanth Reddy, along with former MP D Mallu Ravi and AICC secretary, S A Sampath Kumar tried to visit the pump house of the Kalwakurthy Project on Saturday, but were obstructed, and arrested by the Police personnel, and were sent to Uppununthala police station.
A lot of police personnel were deployed at Telkapally village, who obstructed the path of the Congress party members. Speaking to the media, Revanth Reddy said that the government was trying to cover up the facts, and that it was trying to hide the truth.
Furthermore, Revanth Reddy also said that the government went ahead with the Palamuru-RangaReddy Lift Irrigation Project, despite the fact that experts said that it was a bad idea. Reddy even said that the entire project has not benefited anyone but the contractors, as the stability of the project has been undermined after blasting took place to construct tunnels for the project.
On the other hand, BJP leaders were arrested as well, along with Congress leaders, when they too went to visit the project.