BJP MLC Somu Veerraju has alleged large-scale corruption in the construction of Pattiseema Lift Irrigation Scheme. He stated that the Pattiseema LI project was completed with the support of central government. He alleged that the Pattiseema project was started with an estimation of Rs 1,120 crore but increased to Rs 1,667 crore, an excess of 22 percent. The MLC asked the TD government why it had fixed only 24 motor pump sets instead of 30 for drawing water. According to the MLC, each motor pump set costs Rs 4 crore but government paid Rs 6 crore.