TDP, Congress trade charges over Palar

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Hyderabad, Apr 1 (UNI) The main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and the ruling Congress today traded charges in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly over the construction of a check dam over Palar river, which was being strongly opposed by neighbouring Tamil Nadu.

Intervening during the discussion on the no-confidence motion against the Rajasekhara Reddy government, Leader of Opposition N Chandrababu Naidu alleged that afraid of the ruling DMK in Tamil Nadu, a constituent of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance Government (UPA) at the Centre, the Congress government in the state was not taking up the project.

Denying the charge, government Chief Whip N Kirankumar Reddy contended that it was the TDP which had ''instigated'' the opposition AIADMK in Tamil Nadu to approach the court on the issue.

The project was getting delayed for want of environment clearance from the Centre, the Congress leader said, asking why the TDP did not take up the Rs 30 crore project when it was in power in the state.

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