Former MP Vundavalli Arun Kumar has alleged a Rs 490 crore scam in Pattiseema Lift Irrigation Scheme. In a press conference, Arun Kumar said that Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu was reluctant to speak on the scam. He demanded the Chief Minister to release a white paper on the project. He said that government neglected Polavaram project. He said that TDP government was paying excess money to contractors.