Karimnagar, National, Politics, Telangana

Political parties raise farmers’ issues on eve of elections in Karimnagar

BJP national general secretary Bandi Sanjay to participate in Rythu Deeksha on April 2, former CM KCR to visit Karimnagar on April 5 to inspect withered crops

KARIMNAGAR, APRIL 01, 2024: With the elections round the corner, the opposition political parties are leading no stone unturned to woo the farming community, who are worried lot with the withering crops due to lack of water for irrigation requirements in the upland regions of the old Karimnagar district.

Accordingly, Karimnagar MP and BJP national general secretary Bandi Sanjay Kumar has decided to launch a ‘deeksha’ in support of the farmers’ plight at his MP’s camp office in Karimnagar town on April 2 (Tuesday). At party election coordination committee in Karimnagar twon on Monday, Mr Sanjay said that he had decided to stage ‘Rythu Deeksha’ to instill confidence among the distressed farming community.

Alleging that the Congress government was in deep slumber when the farming sector was in crisis with the withering of crops due to non-availability of water for irrigation, he called upon the BJP rank and file to launch agitations for the cause of farmers. He alleged that the Congress government had betrayed the farmers by not fulfilling the promises of waiver of Rs 2 lakh crop loans, Rs 15,000 per acre as rythu bandhu assistance and financial aid to the tenant farmers. He also charged that the BRS government had also cheated the farmers during its regime by discouraging the farmers saying cultivation of paddy was a ‘suicide’.

Similarly, former Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao who launched the ‘Polam bata’ (field visit) in some pockets of Jangaon, Suryapet and Nalgonda districts on Sunday, has decided to visit the Karimnagar and Rajanna-Sircilla districts on April 5 tentatively. Mr Rao would visit and inspect the withered crops in Muqdhoompur village on the outskirts of Karimnagar town and some villages of Vemulawada mandal.

On the other hand, the paddy harvest had already started arriving at the paddy procurement centres where the district authorities have made all arrangements for the procurement of farmers produce by providing minimum support price.


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