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Left parties decry KCR’s stand on NSF

Left parties decry KCR’s stand on NSF
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 Activists of the Left parties, including IFTU, along with workers of NSF, where the second lay-off was declared recently, participated in the...

Nizamabad: Left parties organised a dharna here on Thursday to protest against Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s announcement that the State government has lost hopes of revival of the Nizam Sugar Factory (NSF).

Activists of the Left parties, including IFTU, along with workers of NSF, where the second lay-off was declared recently, participated in the protest. The protestors burnt an effigy of the State government.

Addressing the participants in the dharna, Akula Papaiah, IFTU leader, said both the NSF workers and sugarcane farmers were spending anxious moments over KCR’s announcement in the State Assembly on Wednesday.

He criticised the government for going back on the pre-election promise of the TRS to re-open NSF within 100 days of coming to power.’ What has happened to the promise’, Papaiah wondered.

The IFTU leader found fault with KCR’s stand that sugarcane farmers themselves should be in the forefront of running NSF. He accused the Chief Minister of cheating farmers in all respects, citing the examples of loan waiver, denial of payments to dairy societies and non-payment of dues of Rs.1.5 crore to the Telangana Seed Corporation.

Speaking to The Hans India here, Papaiah pointed out that the government had ‘broken the back of farmers’ by limiting the loan waiver to Rs.1 lakh, that too in a phases. He wanted the State itself to run NSF failing which KCR should resign immediately and hand over the charge to someone else.

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