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Jagan kick-starts campaign for farmers

Jagan kick-starts campaign for farmers
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Jagan kick-starts campaign for farmers, YSRCP president and Leader of Opposition Y S Jaganmohan Reddy on Sunday kick-started his “Raithu Bharosa Yatra” in Ananatapur district to bolster the confidence of farmers.

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Anantapur: YSRCP president and Leader of Opposition Y S Jaganmohan Reddy on Sunday kick-started his “Raithu Bharosa Yatra” in Ananatapur district to bolster the confidence of farmers. He began the tour from Chilamathur village to console the families of farmers, who committed suicide due to mounting debt burden.

He was accorded a tumultuous welcome at the village. Thousands of people from surrounding villages gathered there to have a glimpse of Jagan. Addressing a public meeting, Jagan accused to the State government of failing miserably in solving the problems of farmers. Hitting out at the Chandrababu Naidu government, he found fault with the administration for failing to come to the rescue of farmers severely affected by drought.

As part of his yatra, the YSRCP chief called on the family members of Siddappa, who committed suicide because of debt burden at Mamidakulapalem. Jagan assured them that he was like their elder brother and would stand by them at all times.

He also assured the students of Chilamatturu, complaining of the government’s apathy in granting fee reimbursement, that he would bring pressure on the government to solve their issues.

Jagan, during his tour in the district, will console the families of 13 farmers, who committed suicide. YSR Cong to exert pressure on Centre.

Meanwhile, YSR Congress said it would raise pressing issues of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and the unfulfilled promises of the Centre under the States Reorganisation Act in the ensuing budget session. YSR Congress Lok Sabha member Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy told the media here on Saturday that although the State Reorganisation Act incorporated special status category for AP, nothing was forthcoming. “The TDP government is shying away from seeking what is due for reasons best known to it, but we will use the budget session to raise issues of interests of both States,” h said. There would be no industrial development if special category status was not accorded to the State.

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