The fund's issue pertaining to Sagarmala project has become the subject of dispute between the ruling TDP and BJP in Andhra Pradesh. AP Planning Board Vice-Chairman C. Kutumba Rao has refuted the claims of BJP national spokesperson and MP GVL Narasimha Rao on special assistance and projects sanctioned under the Sagarmala. Speaking to a media channel, Kutumba Rao has also sent notices to BJP State President Kanna Laxminarayana and BJP MLC Somu Veerraju for their allegations against him alleging that he cheated people in the stock market business. Kutumba Rao said already he sent e-mails and personal letters to them asking to come with the facts and evidences. Kutumba Rao has made it clear that he will prepare himself to file civil and criminal cases against them for trying to defame him.