Amaravati : TDP decries YSRCP's 'double standards' on agriculture laws

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The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leaders on Tuesday accused the YSRCP government of resorting to repressive tactics by not allowing the Opposition leaders to register their protest against the three Farm Acts brought by the Central government

Amaravati : The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leaders on Tuesday accused the YSRCP government of resorting to repressive tactics by not allowing the Opposition leaders to register their protest against the three Farm Acts brought by the Central government.

Across the State, the TDP leaders and elected representatives went to submit memoranda to the District Collectors seeking a fair deal for the farmers. However, the police and the revenue staff did not allow the TDP leaders to meet either the Collectors or the district officials.

The TDP has been demanding the provision of minimum support price (MSP) as a legal right for the farmers in the national level Act. The TDP leaders were also demanding the introduction of a strong mechanism to ensure MSP to the farmers of all crops and also ensure necessary safeguards in the event of denial of MSP.

In Vijayawada, the TDP leaders resorted to immediate protests when they were not allowed to enter the Collector's camp office. The TDP leaders expressed their protest that the staff were not allowing them to submit memorandum in support of the demands of the farmers' associations.

Meanwhile, TDP State president K Atchannaidu asserted that the YSRCP was adopting double standards and showering false love on the farmers at a time when there was widespread heartburn against the Farm Acts. It was clear that the YSRCP MPs surrendered and supported the Farm laws in the Rajya Sabha.

Atchannaidu said that only for obvious relief from the illegal assets' cases, the YSRCP was surrendering and mortgaging the interests of the State and the farmers. The abdication of responsibility on the part of the Chief Minister with respect to the people's issues was once again revealed in the present farmers' bills.

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