Telangana Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Ok. Chandrasekhar Rao for “causing total confusion in the administration and fear among the farmers on the call to halt cultivating paddy this agriculture season”.
“Mr. Rao should explain why this “vari bandh” (ban on paddy) was being advocated and the motive behind this because it had led to misery among the many farming group. Collectors and Ministers have been talking on completely different voices, with one advising rising paddy and one other threatening if it was completed. “We are demanding strong action against collectors, brazenly warning farmers and announcing disregard to the courts,” mentioned social gathering president Bandi Sanjay Kumar.
The Karimnagar MP, who took up a protest quick in help of the farmers on the State workplace from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., demanded that the Chief Minister instantly write to the Centre indicating the extent of paddy TS was prepared to present to the Central pool after which, the BJP State management would make sure that such amount was procured.
“What is Mr. Rao’s problem when the Centre does paddy procurement and pays for everything from the minimum support price to the market cess, transport, labour charges and gunny bags? Did the Centre give any letter refusing to purchase the raw rice, and, if so, he should make it public. What will the farmers do if they are told to stop cultivating paddy all of a sudden? Will they be asked to run liquor shops,” he requested.
Mr. Chandrasekhar Rao’s “confused and contradictory” stands on agriculture like egging on farmers to develop cotton as soon as, asking them to desist quickly after, supporting chilli and reverting, asking them to develop superb rice and going again on the phrase to buy each single grain, propagating maize and withdrawing over time, had led to heartburn and even suicides among the many farmers, he claimed.
Promises of mortgage waiver and free fertiliser provide weren’t fulfilled and different farm subsidies have been halted after ‘Rythu Bandhu’ scheme, he charged and sought to know why 1000’s of crores of rupees have been being spent on the Kaleshwaram venture if the water was to not be utilised for rising the crops of farmers’ selection. “Let the Government release a white paper on the funds spent for agriculture,” he mentioned.
Farmers ought to have been given not less than one 12 months if the federal government wished to advocate different crops throughout which consciousness campaigns, infrastructure help and needed coaching must be taken up relatively than utilizing forcible strategies, added Mr. Sanjay Kumar. Senior leaders Malla Reddy, Premender Reddy, Sudhakar Reddy, Vijayarama Rao and Manohar Reddy have been current.
Special Correspondent , 2021-10-28 18:58:45