CM cheating farmers to benefit Seed companies: Bhatti

Alleging that the TRS government was trying to deceive farmers to benefit the seed companies, TPCC working president Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka has observed that justice would have been meted out to farmers had the government implemented the Seed Act on the occasion of Seed Congress Conference, which was going on in Hyderabad.

Addressing the Kisan Keth Mazdoor Congress (KKMC) meeting held under the presidentship KKMC Chairman M Kodanda Reddy at Gandhi Bhavan here on Tuesday, Bhatti alleged that Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, who had assured that he would transform the Telangana into a Seed Bowl, was trying to surrender the State to the seed companies. He said the previous Congress government had drafted a Seed Act, but failed to make it a law. “The farmers would have been benefited had the Congress government made it a Law”, he opined.

Demanding that the TRS government make the Congress drafted Seed Act into a law, Bhatti felt the Chief Minister was planning to to facilitate the Seed Companies to adopt the villages at the cost of interests of farmers. He opined that the law should be in a position to benefit the farmers in case they face loses due to the seed. The farmers would suffer losses in case the Chief Minister tries to benefit the seed companies instead, he said. The Congress instilled confidence among the farmers, who were resorting to suicides, by taking up Rythu Bharosa Yatra.

Stating that the Congress was demanding that the government clear crop loans at one stroke, Bhatti alleged that Agriculture Minister Pocharam Srinivas Reddy was passing time and speaking lies. Calling upon the Congress cadre to participate in a big way in the Kisan Congress signature campaign to be launched from November 3, he demanded that the government clear the crop loan at one go. However, the farmers were not in a position to believe Pocharam’s words.

Kodanda Reddy alleged that Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao was behaving in a deceiving manner towards cotton farmers though he was an experienced minister. He said pasting wall posters and asking the farmers not to bring cotton in gunny bags to the market and the wet percentage should not exceed 12 percent was nothing but atrocious on the part of the government. The cotton farmers were already in loses and instead of aiding the farmers the government was imposing conditions, he lamented and warned the government that they will wage a fight against the government along with the cotton farmers. (NSS)