TRS leadership today charged the Congress leaders with making false and mischievous allegations against the TRS over farmers’ issues and continuously trying to stall growth in the State. They also pointed out the TRS Government has been receiving accolades for giving 24-hour power to farm sector from all over the country, including Union ministers. The TRS leadership also said noted Agriculture Scientist Dr Swaminathan also wrote a letter to Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao appreciating him for providing 24-hour power supply to farmers.
Addressing the media at TRS Legislature Party office here on Sunday, MLC Bhanu Prasad alleged that the Congress leaders were only shedding crocodile tears on the farmers to hoodwink the people. The previous Congress government had totally ignored the problems of the farmers and minted money with the so-called “Jala Yagnam”, he charged. “Now for false prestige and cheap publicity, the Congress leaders were trying to malign the State government with false statements”, he fumed.
Bhanu Prasad also took serious exception to the Congress leaders meeting Governor ESL Narasimhan and making derogatory remarks against him. He sought to know as to why the Congress during its regime failed to supply seed, fertilizers and water for irrigation to farmers. The farmers were put to untold misery and hardship for seed, fertilizers and water. Despite it remained in power at the Centre and the State, the Congress had failed to take up the issue of categorization of Scheduled Castes, he alleged.
The TRS leader said Congress leader Madhu Yashki did not try to get turmeric board and now with MP Kavitha’s efforts, the Centre was moving on the issue. The people are not ready to believe false charges of the Congress leaders any longer, he said. The Congress made false promises to farmers in Gujarat and failed to get their support in the elections. The TRS Government was ready to offer Rs 8,000 per acre towards crop investment though it was not mentioned in the manifesto, he said. (NSS)