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TPCC demands all party meet on farmers’ suicide

The Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) on Monday demanded that the State Government convene an all party meeting to discuss the issue of farmers’ suicide.

Addressing a press conference at Gandhi Bhavan here, TPCC Chief Spokesperson D Shravan and Kisan Cell Chairman M Kodanda Reddy said 1007 farmers have committed suicide in Telangana since the formation of TRS Government. Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s home district Medak is on top with 182 suicides, followed by 180 in Nalgonda, 160 in Warangal, 130 each in Adilabad and Karimnagar, 113 in Mahabubnagar, 63 in Ranga Reddy, 58 in Nizamabad and 33 in Khammam district. They alleged that the State Government did not provide ex-gratia to the families of farmers who committed suicide as per GO.Ms.No.421.

The TPCC leaders said that they would approach the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) seeking action against the TRS Government. They also wrote a letter to the Chief Minister requesting him to convene an all-party meeting on the issue. (INN)