Buoyant Naidu Pokes Fun at Jagan

HYDERABAD:  Lively discussion on Pattiseema project completion in the House saw CM poking fun at Oppn leader’s ‘ignorance over agriculture matters’ and Jagan retorting with ‘Naidu is under a false impression that he knows everything’

The normally serious-looking Chandrababu Naidu was a totally different person on the penultimate day of the ongoing budget session of the Assembly on Tuesday. The Chief Minister tried to keep the atmosphere in the House light and lively by cracking jokes and even poking fun at Leader of Opposition YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.

Apparently delighted over the way his government has completed the construction of the Pattiseema Lift Irrigation Project within the deadline of one year, he tried to enlighten Jagan, “who is much junior to him in politics” over the intricacies of irrigation projects, particularly the Pattiseema, in the House.

Virtually turning the Assembly into a classroom, Naidu ‘the tutor’, said, “I am a seven-time MLA. I have 40 years of experience in politics. Jagan is a first-time legislator. Irrigation is such a complex subject, first-timers can’t understand it. Hence, I am ready to take classes on irrigation issues to Jagan and his party MLAs so as to explain them the intricacies of irrigation projects.”

Earlier, the Chief Minister made a statement in the House over the way his government has completed the Pattiseema project, “by linking Godavari and Krishna rivers in the State” within one year.

“It is a great achievement for us. Even though somePa of the opposition leaders tried to create impediments to its construction like demons, we have successfully completed the project. Nowhere in the country has an irrigation project been constructed within one year. I am sure we will complete the Polavaram Irrigation Project also by March 29, 2019, with the help of the Centre,” Naidu asserted.

After completion of Naidu’s lengthy speech, Jagan ridiculed the claim of the Chief Minister, saying, “In spite of taking up the works of Polavaram, the government has wasted `1,600 crore on Pattiseema, which has no capacity to store a single drop of water.”

-More at New Indian Express


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