BRS keeps up the pressure with protests against ‘anti-farmer govt’

BRS leaders Gangula Kamalakar, Kotha Prabhakar Reddy and other local leaders participated in the protests in their respective districts.
BRS cadre and leaders stage a protest in Adilabad on Thursday
BRS cadre and leaders stage a protest in Adilabad on ThursdayExpress

HYDERABAD: Responding to the call given by BRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao, party cadre and leaders staged protests across the state against the “anti-farmer” attitude of the state government. However, several top leaders of the party, including former MLAs, skipped the protest programmes.

BRS leaders Gangula Kamalakar, Kotha Prabhakar Reddy and other local leaders participated in the protests in their respective districts.

The BRS leaders demanded that the government provide Rs 500 bonus to all the paddy farmers, irrespective of the variety of the paddy they produced. They also urged the government to purchase Rabi paddy on a war-footing and implement the crop loan waiver schemed as assured by the Congress in its poll manifesto.

The BRS leaders and cadre, along with local body representatives, also staged a protest in several Assembly constituencies in Nizamabad and Kamareddy districts.

In Nizamabad, a protest was staged at the old district collector’s office grounds. ZP chairman D Vital Rao and Nizamabad Mayor Dandu Nithu Kiran were present on the occasion.

Protests were also staged across the erstwhile Adilabad district. Asifabad BRS MLA Kova Laxmi led the protest staged on National High in Kumurambheem-Asifabad district. Speaking on the occasion, she said: “Before the elections, the Congress gave an assurance to farmers that it will provide Rs 500 bonus for every quintal of paddy. But it forgot that promise after forming the government.”

In Karimnagar, local MLA Gangula Kamalakar led a protest staged at his residence. Karimnagar Mayor Y Sunil Rao and other party activists took part in the protest.

Speaking on the occasion, Kamalakar said: “The Congress government is not in a position to implement the Rythu Bharosa scheme and waive crop loans. The Congress secured votes and came to power by making false promises. It is now adopting anti-farmer policies.”

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