Revanth slams CM for not helping farmers

TTDP working president A Revanth Reddy today questioned Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao how his government would purchase crops produced in one crore acres when he miserably failed to purchase mirchi cultivated in only 2.5 lakh acre. He also alleged that the TRS government was giving subsidies only to film producers but not to the toiling farmers.

Revanth Reddy participated in Rythu Deeksha program at Khammam Collectorate on Saturday. MLA Sandra Venkata Veeraiah, Khammam district TDP president Brahmaiah, former MLAs Seethakka, Vem Narender Reddy and others participated in the program.

Speaking on the occasion, Revanth Reddy explained that the farmers revolted only when the traders and middlemen colluded with each other and tried to cheat the farmers by deciding throw-away price to mirchi in the Khammam market yard. He alleged that the district minister Thummala Nageshwara Rao described the irate farmers as rowdies. Instead of visiting the market yard after the attack, the minister said the attackers were rowdies.

Alleging that farmers were not getting minimum support price to their produce like tur, turmeric, mirchi, corn, soyabean and paddy, the State government gave tax exemption to “Rudrama Devi” cinema produced by Gunasekhar and issued a G.O. with regard to Bahubali movie to decide ticket price.

He also pulled the journalists for maintaining silence even as farmers were suffering heavy losses. He said except Khammam journalists, no other journalist across the State was responding to the farmers’ issue. He called upon the journalists, who are supposed to create awareness among the people, to raise their voice against the “atrocities” of the State government. (NSS)