Telangana Chief Minister Ok Chandrasekhar Rao at this time launched an all-out assault on the BJP that began with the festering difficulty of paddy procurement within the state. In an all-out assault The BJP, he stated, is just busy creating “communal tensions” throughout elections. “Your intelligence males are listening to what I’m saying,” he alleged, including that in future, he stated Telangana will even take a tit-for-tat perspective. “In case you discuss, we will even file instances,” he added.
“When there are elections, they create Hindu-Muslim difficulty, Pakistan sentiment… Throughout elections, you create communal stress all of your drama on the border, surgical strikes, persons are seeing by this,” he added.
The protest at Hyderabad’s Indira Park, led by the Chief Minister, was attended by his cupboard colleagues and different leaders of his ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi.
Accusing the Centre of not buying paddy and threatened to dump the grains within the BJP workplace, the Chief Minister stated, “The BJP says develop paddy, however the Centre shouldn’t be shopping for. They’re taking part in political video games. In case you do not buy, we’ll come and dump paddy within the BJP workplace”.
Final yr, the Centre had procured 78 per cent of crops produced in the course of the monsoon. This yr, the determine is 59 per cent. The state has produced 55.75 lakh metric tonnes of paddy, of which solely 32.66 lakh metric tonnes have been procured. Centre had stated they’d procure 40 lakh metric tonnes.
The stare, nonetheless, needs them to take 90 per cent of the produce. In addition to, procurement of 5 lakh metric tonnes of Rabi paddy can be pending.
He stated 50 days in the past, he had requested Meals minister Piyush Goyal to set the goal for paddy procurement from the state. However there was no response from the Centre, he alleged. He stated he has additionally written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday on the difficulty.
“For 50 days they ignored our pleas. We now have thrown away posts up to now throughout Telangana wrestle. We are going to take management on this,” the Chief Minister stated, addressing individuals in a protest web site in Hyderabad.
“We began this battle as a result of our farming neighborhood could undergo because of the Centre’s insurance policies… We are saying you modify your perspective, come to the rescue of farmers, withdraw the autocratic farm legal guidelines and alter the coverage to put in metres at agriculture pump units. This battle shouldn’t be going to finish at this time,” he added.
Mentioning that his social gathering was criticised by the BJP over its latest dharnas lately on paddy procurement regardless of being in energy, Mr Rao stated PM Modi, as Gujarat Chief Minister, held a protest for 51 hours in 2006.
“A message goes out from this that pitiable circumstances of CMs, Ministers and MLAs having to take a seat on dharna prevail on this nation,” he stated.