Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has openly declared war on the Union government demanding immediate procurement of paddy produced by the state farmers and also in view of the welfare of farmers, he promised to go any extent. Speaking at the government’s Maha dharna programme organised in protest against the centre policy of not procuring paddy, KCR said that today’s Maha dharna was just beginning and more will be witnessed if the central government doesn’t act.
KCR said that if needed he along with all the leaders will go to Delhi and hold dharnas for the sake of the state farmers. “The war has been declared on the Union government which was killing agriculture and the farmers. Telangana is the place of revolts and people know how to safeguard their rights and will achieve it at any cost. After having got liberated from outsiders very recently, the people in state were enjoying freedom, but unfortunately the policies of the centre were against the growth of the state and also against the farmers,” he observed.
The Telangana CM hit back at the critics of his government. He said to all those critics that it was nothing for the government to sit in dharna. KCR recalled 2006 incident wherein the then Gujarat CM and today’s Prime Minister of the country Narender Modi has sit on dharna for 51 hours. “It was unfortunate that the policies of Modi were the reason for CM and ministers to sit in protest and not work for the people. It was up to the Union government to come out clear on paddy procurement. If they make announcement in this regards there would be no need for dharna. Otherwise it will continue until, the Union government obliges,” he asserted.
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“Today Telangana has turned into the rice bowl of the country, but unfortunately the Union government policies are turning into hurdles for farmers,” KCR said. He took this opportunity to criticise the Modi government for introducing the three controversial farm laws and demanded for their immediate withdrawal. The CM said that if needed they would collaborate with north Indian farmers, who are protesting against the farm laws, and bring pressure on the centre.
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