Panchayat Raj and IT Minister K. T. Ramarao said he would quit the politics if the Congress leaders proved that there was corruption in the Telangana Water Grid (TWG) scheme.
He was responding to the allegations made by the Congress leaders during Rythu Barossa yatra in Adilabad.
Addressing a public meeting here two days ago in Madegoan village in Dilwarpur madnal after unveiling a pylon of the Water Grid, Ramarao said state government had taken up the Water Grid at a cost of Rs 35,000 crore.
The money was mobilized from various banks and sources but Central has not given a single rupee for the scheme.
He said the government working to bring such development in 60 months that was not done by previous congress governments in the past 60 years. He ridiculed Congress leaders for asking whether the Water Grid had a detailed project report (DPR) and asked whether any bank would lend crores of rupees without going through the DPR.
Ramarao recalled that people had reposed confidence in K. Chandrasekhar Rao and voted the TRS to power even though he had promised to waive crop loan worth Rs 1 lakh against Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi’s offer to clear twice that sum.
He said that the Water Grid comprises 1.25 lakh km. The project would provide safe drinking water through taps in the colonies in Nirmal municipality in another 15 months. Rama Rao inspected the construction works of intake well at Velmal village in Nirmal mandal.