Considering the recent developments in the political affairs in the state with respect to the center, any layman could say that the Chief Minister of Telangana KCR had declared an open war against the center, especially the BJP party. This time, the war against the center,b by the state government led by the TRS party is over grain purchases. While both the TRS and BJP leaders are cursing and blaming each other for the mistakes involved in grain procurement aspects, TPCC chief Revanth Reddy says that it is the incompetency and inability of these two parties that caused the havoc. Speaking to the media in Delhi, he criticized the TRS and BJP for messing around with the livelihoods of farmers.
Revanth said that both the parties have been fighting based on their political interests for a long time but they are not thinking about the farmers. He was incensed about the agreement made by KCR with the central government, calling it a death warrant for the farmers of Telangana. Critics say the agreement with the Center about supplying boiled rice has become a stumbling block for foodgrains.
On behalf of the farmers, Revanth demanded that the paddy be purchased at a minimum support price of Rs 1,960. He reminded us of the traditional way of the center- about procuring the paddy which is collected by the state from the local farmers. He went on to say that it is the state and center’s choice to take the raw rice or turn it into boiled rice and whatever is of comfort, but the basic deed of procuring must be fulfilled. Revanth firmly stated the TRS and BJP had complicated the issue by ignoring the farmers.
On the other hand, he gave a strong counter to the criticisms made by the TRS leaders in case of the recent drug bust, and the one surrounding the Tollywood celebrities. He accused KCR of drug use. “How dare you use children to fight against us? We will take all our children for drug tests. Will you send KTR?,” demanded Revanth. He challenged KCR to send his son KTR for the drug test. He questioned the CMO’s impotent decision on letting the pubs run for 24 hours in the capital. Further, Revanth questioned the officials about arresting 125 youth at the pubs, then letting go of everyone without even conducting a test.