Khammam: CPM stage dharna against anti-farmer policies of State, Centre
Demanding immediate release of Rythu Bandhu funds and land passbooks to farmers, CPM leaders and workers took out a huge protest rally before the Collectorate in Khammam on Tuesday.
Khammam: Demanding immediate release of Rythu Bandhu funds and land passbooks to farmers, CPM leaders and workers took out a huge protest rally before the Collectorate in Khammam on Tuesday.
Addressing the rally, CPM State secretariat member Pothineni Sudharshan criticised the policies of the State and Central governments and called them anti-people. He said for the last five the State and Central governments implemented only the anti-farmers policies across the country. About 1.15 lakh farmers died in the BJP regime. He said policies of KCR are squarely opposite to farmers. Only in Maharashtra, nearly 15,000 farmers committed suicide because of the wrong policies of the government. He said the BJP government only favours the corporate companies. CPM district secretary Nunna Nageswara Rao demanded the State government to release Rythu Bandhu funds. He said farmers in the district have not received the Rythu Bandhu funds yet. The TRS formed the government for the second time but failed to implement polices for farmers.
CPM State committee member Ponnam Venkateswara Rao demanded the government to immediately issue pass books to farmers. He said due lack of passbooks farmers are not eligible for the State and Central government schemes.
Before the meeting a huge rally was conducted by the party leaders and farmers in the town. The CPM leaders and farmers raised anti-government slogans. After the rally a dharna programme was organised before the Collectorate. About 100 farmers took part in the protest.
After the dharna, the protesters submitted a memorandum to the District Revenue Officer at the Collectorate.
Leaders of CPM Bathula Lenin, B Veerabhdram, M Bharathi, B Ramesh, K Venkateswara Rao, Y Srinivas Rao, Manohar, Padma, Koteswara Rao, Rama Devi, Krishna, K Nageswara Rao, Ajitha, Ramana, Ramesh, Ashok, and others attended the programme.