Congress calls for end of TRS regime

Congress calls for end of TRS regime
Highlights

The TRS government, which failed to address farmers’ issues in the State, should step down immediately, Congress leaders demanded. A delegation of Congress leaders, comprising Kisan Kheth Mazdoor Congress chairman M Kodanda Reddy, TPCC former chairman Ponnala Lakshmaiah, district Congress president N Rajender Reddy, former chief whip G Venkata Ramana Reddy, city Congress leaders Rajanala Srihari a

Warangal: The TRS government, which failed to address farmers’ issues in the State, should step down immediately, Congress leaders demanded. A delegation of Congress leaders, comprising Kisan Kheth Mazdoor Congress chairman M Kodanda Reddy, TPCC former chairman Ponnala Lakshmaiah, district Congress president N Rajender Reddy, former chief whip G Venkata Ramana Reddy, city Congress leaders Rajanala Srihari and K Srinivas Rao have visited Enumamula Agriculture Market on Monday.

The leaders interacted with the farmers and enquired about the price being offered to cotton, paddy and others. Cotton farmers complained that they were being looted by traders on the pretext of moisture content in the produce. The farmers said that they were being paid as low as Rs 1,500 to Rs 3,500 as against the minimum support price (MSP) of Rs 4,320. The CCI remained a spectator and failed to procure cotton, allowing the traders to exploit the farmers.

Later Congress leaders have met the District Collector, Amrapali Kata, and the Market Committee Chairman K Dharma Raju and urged them to take steps to ensure profitable price to cotton and paddy farmers along with others.

Speaking to presspersons, Kodanda Reddy and Lakhmaiah demanded the State government to purchase cotton even with 15 per cent moisture content to help the farmers, who suffered on account of fall in yield due to pests. The Chief Minister, K Chandrashekar Rao, and Marketing Minister T Harish Rao were making dubious claims of protecting the farmers’ interests even as the cotton farmers were resorting to suicides in the State, they alleged.

During the months of October and November nearly 5.58 lakh quintals of cotton arrived in the market but the CCI has procured only 1,300 quintals of cotton. And sadly, the price offered by the CCI to the farmers was also low, Lakshmaiah noted.

Due to the Marketing Minister’s failure to monitor the procurements at the markets in the State, the traders and officials have colluded in looting the farmers, the leaders said adding no funds were allocated for Market Intervention Scheme in the State during the past two years.

A total of 3,500 farmers committed suicides since the TRS government assumed power in Telangana. The government was giving priority to Mission Bhagiratha and Mission Kakatiya in a bid to help the party earn commissions from contractors, the party leaders complained.

They called upon the public to teach a fitting lesson to TRS in the next Assembly elections. The party leaders J Raghava Reddy, V Narender Reddy, Seetakka, E Venkat Reddy, D Sambaiah, P Padma, Md Ayub Khan and others were present.

Show Full Article
Download The Hans India Android App or iOS App for the Latest update on your phone.
More Stories


Top