KCR Politricks: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao tried all the tricks up his sleeve to budge thee Union government, but he has failed miserably! Pressure is mounting on him from the state farmers to procure paddy which has been harvested. The centre which is headed by Prime Minister Narender Modi has made it clear that paddy will not be procured. So the onus of farmers’ problems is in the hands of KCR who has promised to fight with the Modi government and help them.
After failing at all levels, the Telangana CM has decided to turn the tables on the Union government and get away happily. Visibly agitated over the centre, KCR accused Union minister Kishan Reddy of misleading the general public by saying that the centre would be buying all procured paddy, while the Union government is still not clear about buying 40 lakh MTs assured to the state.
“It is time to expose the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government. The Modi government is acting like a kirana shop owner. In the name of power reforms, the government is coming up with another draconian law – the new electricity Act and insisting that states put meters at bore wells,” the CM said.
Since there has been no clear policy on paddy procurement, KCR threatened to hire 1,000 lorries and spend Rs 250 crore to lift paddy from the state and dump it at India Gate in Delhi. If the Union government doesn’t procure, the Telangana government wouldn’t hesitate to dump paddy not only in delhi but also at state BJP office and outside Kishan Reddy’s house, he mentioned.
In a direct attack on Modi government, KCR questioned the centre’s performance and accused that because of their policies around 750 farmers committed suicide. “The only achievement of the BJP is destroying the social fabric of the nation,” he remarked and questioned that if the farm laws introduced by the Union government were good why they had to repeal them.
Even as KCR is taking on the centre directly, political analysts say that it was a trick played by the Telangana CM to wash his hands off from the paddy procurement issue. He has completely blamed the Union government for the state of affairs and wants to say that he has been in support of farmers while the Modi government was not supportive. But will he succeed in gaining support for his paddy agitations?