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Pawan Kalyan gives three-day ultimatum to State govt

Pawan Kalyan gives three-day ultimatum to State govt
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Jana Sena chief K Pawan Kalyan gave an ultimatum to the State government that it should address the problems of farmers within three days of the...

Kakinada: Jana Sena chief K Pawan Kalyan gave an ultimatum to the State government that it should address the problems of farmers within three days of the winter session of the State Assembly which begins on Monday.

He warned that he will take part in a fast on December 12 in Kakinada if the State government failed to provide solutions to farmers' issues. Pawan Kalyan visited East Godavari district on Sunday to interact with the farmers and discussed issues with them.

He alleged that Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy was neglecting the farmers and depriving them of the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for their produce. The Chief Minister failed to utilise the services of 150 party MLAs to solve problems of ryots, he pointed out.

Pawan said Padayatras should not be aimed at garnering votes but they should be utilised to study problems faced by farmers. The Jana Sena chief alleged that the YSRCP government was showing caste bias while selecting tenant farmers as beneficiaries under the YSR Rythu Bharosa scheme. He pointed out that tenant farmers representing some castes have been ignored by the government.

He said that if the farmers give up cultivation, the people in the country would not have any food and the rulers should notice it and take decisions for their welfare. Pawan found fault with the YSRCP for distorting his statements.

"It is not proper to distort my statements. The government should take up the farmers issues and work for their redressal,'' he said. The Jana Sena chief urged the government to take up welfare measures for farmers and prevent them from taking the extreme step of committing suicide.

Farmers explained to Pawan that they incurred losses due to natural disasters like heavy rains and floods. They pointed out that they had to take up paddy transplantation four to five times.

They complained of delay in payment after they supplied rice to rice millers and government. The government credited money into their accounts just a day ahead of the Jana Sena chief's visit, they said.

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