Revanth Reddy Alleges Neglect of Flood-Affected Farmers by CM KCR

HYDERABAD: TPCC chief A. Revanth Reddy on Tuesday alleged that Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao deserved punishment for touring Kolhapur in Maharashtra for BRS political activities, ignoring the plight of farmers of the state who faced losses due to incessant rains and subsequent floods last week.

Staging a dharna at the Dr B.R. Ambedkar statue at Telangana Bhavan in New Delhi along with Bhongir MP Komatireddy Venkat Reddy, Revanth Reddy alleged that farmers would treat the Chief Minister violently for neglecting them, invoking comparisons laws in Gulf countries.

Congress leaders were seeking financial assistance for farmers and kin of flood victims.

Revanth Reddy said that approximately '5,000 crore loss was estimated in Telangana due to incessant rains and floods.

“More than 20 lakh acres of crops were damaged completely. The government must provide '25 lakh compensation for the kin of each of the people who died due to rains, and provide financial assistance for farmers. Around 1.5 crore farmers have faced financial loss due to floods,” Revanth Reddy said.

He said that Congress MPs were fighting in Parliament, while BRS MPs were just wasting their time by visiting both Houses but not participating in the proceedings.

“The Chief Minister failed to assess the loss during floods and to take precautionary measures following the weather predictions on rains. Why did the Chief Minister fail to send reports to the Central government, seeking funds,” the TPCC chief asked.

Venkat Reddy warned that the Congress would intensify its protest, demanding immediate financial assistance for farmers and they would lay siege to the Chief Minister's camp office at Pragathi Bhavan.

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