Hyderabad: Former chief minister and BRS party president Okay.Chandrashekhar Rao on Saturday skipped attending the Legislative Assembly for the presentation of the state’s vote-on-account budget.

This determination was apparently taken to keep away from the embarrassment of receiving an invite from the government to affix for the February 13 visit to Medigadda barrage. The visit was introduced by Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy within the Assembly on Friday.

It could also be recalled that Chandrashekhar Rao was not solely the chief minister but additionally held the irrigation portfolio from 2019 onwards, the yr from when issues at the now partially sunk Medigadda barrage began coming to gentle and these have been repeatedly taken to note of the irrigation division’s prime bosses by engineers at Medigadda in addition to L&T, the contractor which constructed the barrage.

Chandrashekhar Rao, additionally the Leader of Opposition within the Assembly, was anticipated to attend Saturday’s sitting of the House however his plans have been subsequently modified.

BRS party sources stated although the preliminary plan for the day was that he would attend the budget presentation, after which depart the Assembly quickly after, phrase reached him that there was a risk that Irrigation Minister N Uttam Kumar Reddy may meet him to increase a private invitation to affix the Chief Minister, cupboard members and different legislators within the visit to Medigadda on February 13.

BRS party sources stated Chandrashekhar Rao wished keep away from this risk and determined to not attend the budget presentation on Saturday.

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