HYDERABAD: TPCC president Revanth Reddy said on Thursday that around 67,000 farmers ended their lives in distress after Chief Minister Chandrashekar Rao came to power for a second time in 2018, and asked what KCR gave to their families.
The chief minister announced Rs 3 lakh as ex-gratia to families of farmers who died in Delhi while agitating against farm laws, but ignored the farmers of Telangana state, Revanth said, adding that "KCR is a traitor to the causes of Telangana and its farmers.”
The Congress leader, at an event on Wednesday, welcomed TRS NRI cell America convener Rangineni Abhilash Rao of Kollapur assembly constituency into the Congress fold. Hundreds of youths along with Abhilash joined the Congress party.
Revanth Reddy said the Congress party will fight in support of farmers on November 27 and 28 at Indira Park. He called upon party activists and farmers to participate in the agitation.
He demanded that the chief minister reveal to the people what he has gained from his recent Delhi visit. “Undivided Mahabubnagar is the-most backward district and especially Kollapur assembly constituency. People of Kollapur are unable to get either drinking water or irrigation water. KCR betrayed the oustees of various acquired lands, who had been promised government jobs,” he alleged.
Revanth urged the people to re-think as to why they achieved Telangana state and who ruled them. “KCR is a traitor who ignored the causes of Mahabubnagar district,” he said.
He said, “Sonia Gandhi gave me an opportunity to be TPCC president. This is an honor to the backward Mahabubnagar district.” He said the Congress will win 14 MLA and 2 MP seats in undivided Mahabubnagar districts in the next general elections.
The Congress chief came down heavily on agriculture minister Niranjan. He alleged that the minister responded to requests from the public only when he got some monetary benefits. “Niranjan Reddy took a cut from the funds meant for Krishna river pushkar works,” he alleged.
He said the BJP and TRS governments are playing dramas on paddy procurement and pushing farmers into distress....