Rajahmundry rural MLA Gorantla Butchaiah Chowdary challenged former Rajahmundry MP Vundavalli Arun Kumar to an open debate on Pattiseema project. The MLA said that he is ready for the public debate about the uses of Pattiseema project on July 18 at Krishna barrage in the presence of Krishna delta farmers. He visited Pattiseema project and asked engineers about its functioning. Gorantla said that the government has been supplying water for 13 lakh acres in Krishna delta through Pattiseema. The TDP decided to counter criticism on Pattiseema project.