TDP to take out padayatra in Warangal tomorrow
Hanamkonda: Despite its tall claims, the ruling TRS government failed to address farmers’ issues in the State, alleged TDP leader R Prakash Reddy. The fate of farmers has not changed a bit even after the formation of separate Telangana. The farming community was affected severely due the State governments’ failure to ensure minimum support price (MSP) to agriculture produce.
Speaking to presspersons at the party office in Hanamkonda on Tuesday, Telugu Desam Party leader complained that the farmers were unable to recover their investment because of low prices offered in the agriculture markets. Cotton and paddy farmers were the most affected ones. The farmers, who were distressed at low prices offered to their produce, were resorting to suicides as they could not bear the burden of debts incurred towards input cost.
Even as large numbers of farmers have committed suicides, none of the ruling leaders visited their families. The concerned ministers and officials have also failed to visit agriculture markets to take stock of the situation and initiate remedial measures. In order to highlight the plight of the farmers and to put pressure on the government to ensure profitable price to farmers, the TDP would organise a massive padayatra with farmers from Enumamula agriculture market to district collectorate in the city on December 7, Prakash Reddy revealed.
Hitting at the Chief Minister, K Chandrashekar Rao, for imposing restrictions on the TJAC’s ‘Koluvulakai Kotlata’ meeting in Hyderabad, the TDP leader said the government was acting in a dictatorial manner. The TRS government’s actions were reminding the Emergency days in India. The CM was targeting the TJAC leader M Kodandaram for questioning the government’s failure to deliver its promise of filling up vacancies in government departments. It was wrong to arrest the youth to prevent them from attending the JAC meeting.
On the other hand, the TRS leaders cautioned the youth of serious consequences if they support the TJAC and attend its meeting. The CM should bear in mind that it was because of the students he assumed power. Without their contribution, the TRS could have done nothing in achieving the statehood.
Addressing the State Assembly some time back the CM Chandrashekar Rao himself said that there were nearly one lakh vacancies and steps would be taken to fill them up. But when the TJAC and students were demanding to deliver the promise, they were being arrested and harassed, the TDP leader said.
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