Hyderabad: The much-hyped Mission Bhagiratha of the Telangana government is a Rs 40,000 crore scam, Congress MLA Jeevan Reddy said.

Speaking to the media, on Saturday, he said the Telangana government is misleading the people under the guise of providing drinking water to the state. He questioned the need for drinking water through Mission Bhagiratha when all the lakes are being filled by the Mission Kakatiya project. "Village roads and fertile fields are being dug up in a haphazard manner for the drinking water project," he alleged.

The Congress MLA said that the Telangana government diverted SC, ST funds for these drinking water projects for commissions from the project works.