Andhra Pradesh: Dharmana Krishna Das condemns Chandrababu Naidu's 'crocodile tears' for farmers
- Asks how can the TDP chief who neglected farmers during his 14-year tenure conduct Rythu Kosam TDP
- Lists several promises made to farmers by the ex-CM but not fulfilled
Amaravati: Deputy Chief Minister Dharmana Krishna Das attacked the Opposition TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu for shedding crocodile tears for farmers through 'Rythu Kosam TDP' campaign and alleged that Naidu had neglected and cheated farmers during his 14-year tenure.
Speaking to media at party central office here on Tuesday, the minister listed the promises made by Chandrababu Naidu before 2014 elections and said the previous government didn't fullfil the promises and hence people rejected TDP. He said the state government under the leadership of Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy has implemented many pro-farmer programmes for their welfare.
He criticised Naidu for ignoring waiving of farm loans, providing nine-hour electricity for agriculture, setting up of price stabilisation fund of Rs 5,000 core and implementation of Swaminathan Committee recommendations. He said Naidu also ignored Veligonda, Galeru- Nagiri, Handri Neeva and Polavaram projects.
Krishna Das said the Chief Minister has taken agriculture as priority subject and fulfilled all the promises made for farmers despite Covid pandemic. He said the state government has spent Rs 17,030 crore for YSR Rythu Bharosa scheme and modernised 8,358 electric substations at a cost of Rs 1,700 crore to provide nine-hour quality power to farmers. He reminded that the state government has cleared arrears of Rs 20,000 crore of previous government.
The Deputy Chief Minister said the Chief Minister has implemented crop insurance scheme for Rs 1, setup price stabilisation fund of Rs 3,000 crore and Natural Disaster Management Fund of Rs 2,000 crore for the welfare of the farmers. He warned TDP leaders to stop spreading false information on farmers welfare and asserted that the state government has been supporting farmers in all possible ways.