Repression on Chalo Assembly apprehended

Repression on Chalo Assembly apprehended
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TPCC president N Uttam Kumar Reddy on Thursday alleged Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao deploying police in force to thwart the Friday’s “Chalo Assembly” rally of the Congress on farmers’ issues.

Nizamabad: TPCC president N Uttam Kumar Reddy on Thursday alleged Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao deploying police in force to thwart the Friday’s “Chalo Assembly” rally of the Congress on farmers’ issues.

Stating that the government was deploying police in spite of the Congress proposing to hold a peaceful rally, he pointed out that the government did not release a single rupee to ease the interest burden on the farmers. The compensation in lieu of crop loss is yet to reach the farmer, he added.

The minimum support price (MSP) is elusive for the Telangana farmer unlike their counterparts in other states, he said describing the loan waiver scheme in the State was a total failure. The TPCC chief felt that the farmers would have been benefited had the TRS government implemented the loan waiver at one go, like the Congress did earlier. He said the farmers find no economic support from the present regime and the TPCC would not hesitate to fight till the government is unseated.

Congress leader DK Aruna demanded compensation of Rs 20,000 per acre for other crops and Rs 15,000 for cotton crop. She called the Chief Minister a coward because of the preparations being made to apprehend the Congress activists taking part in the Friday’s “Chalo Assembly.”

The Chief Minister was unable to boost the morale of the distressed cotton farmers, she said, warning him against unleashing repression on the rallyists. He would have to forego his CM chair if the rally was dealt with an iron hand. She was emphatic when she said that the ‘Chalo Assembly’ rally would be held as planned.

Madhu Yashki alleged that Major Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao would have to be held alone responsible for the corruption in Mission Kakatiya pointed out by the CAG. The Kalwakuntla LI Scheme mired in corruption.

Former Speaker Suresh Reddy noted that the government kept mum on acquiring the private sector Nizam Sugar factory. Earlier, the Congress leaders took part in the former minister Sudarshan Reddy’s father’s 12th day ceremony.

Jaipal Reddy, Gandra Venkata Ramana Reddy, Sunita Lakshma Reddy, YCP leader Botsa Satyanarayana, TDP leader Anam Ramanarayana Reddy and others participated.

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