Shiv Sena raiding AP irrigation projects
After Telugu Desam Party’s (TD) protest over the Babli dam project in Maharashtra, it is now the Shiv Sena’s turn to rake up a controversy over a lift irrigation project in Andhra Pradesh. Tension prevailed on the Andhra-Maharashtra border near Bodhan in Nizamabad district of Andhra Pradesh as Shiv Sena activists on Thursday march towards the Salura lift irrigation project across the Manjira river.
Alleging that the project has come up on Maharashtra territory, Shiv Sena began a march while Andhra Pradesh mobilised police forces on the border to stop them. The Maharashtra government had raised objections in 2004 when the construction of the project was taken up.