Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh)
In the continuing row between the state governments of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana over the hydel project on the Krishna River, Andhra Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.
The Andhra cabinet had on Wednesday strongly condemned the attitude of the Telangana government regarding the usage of the Krishna river water for hydropower generation.
While speaking to the media after the cabinet meeting, the state's Water Resources and Irrigation Minister P Anil Kumar also criticised Telangana ministers for using provocative language and verbally attacking former Chief Minister YS Rajashekar Reddy.
"Power generation is based on irrigation demands and Telangana is committing a vicious act by generating hydroelectricity even after objection by the Krishna River Management Board (KRMB). The state cabinet has condemned this act and would retaliate to their actions by all means," the minister said.