Sand Vs Liquor: Why did you miss this logic, Rajinikanth asks Parthasarathi
In a debate over shortage of sand in Andhra Pradesh, anchor Rajinikanth asked YSRCP leader Parthasarathi as to why they did not allow sand mining and transportation while the government was in the process of bringing new sand policy. Replying to his question, Parthasarathi said that the previous TDP government allowed sand quarrying without obtaining permission from the NGT. The government banned sand mining in order to obtain nod from the NGT, he clarified. He stated that the State government gave permission for 176 sand reaches but only 44 are operational as water is flowing continuously in rivers.