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Mallanna Sagar Project: Medak on way to becoming another Pak, says Congress

Updated: Jul 31, 2016 15:09 IST

Hyderabad, July 31 (ANI): Taking note of the recent unrest in Medak district of Telangana over the Mallanna Sagar Project, the Congress Party on Sunday lashed out at the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) Government in the state while alleging that they were trying to turn the place into another Pakistan.

"Why is the government stopping us to visit Medak? If we want to go to Medak, we have to take a visa like we take it for Pakistan," said Congress leader V. Hanumantha Rao.

Expressing his concern on the condition of farmers and problems faced by them, Rao said that the government should discuss the issue with opposition and try to solve it.

He said, "We are in the opposition and can safeguard the interest of the farmers. We are not against any development but the framers should not be victimized."

Earlier, on Tuesday, two Congress leaders were detained on their way to Medak District that is witnessing protests over land acquisition for the Mallanna Sagar irrigation project.

Besides, the Telangana Government has issued an advisory while restricting the entry of outsiders to the village. (ANI)