Reeling from the humiliation in the recent GHMC and Dubbaka polls, the ruling TRS is now contemplating on hitting back on track resorting all possible political strategies to minimise the effect on next assembly polls.
In a move which came as a revenge plan on BJP, KCR-led TRS party snatched the Farmers’ Bharath Bandh weapon. Announcing that his government would extend complete support to the farmers protesting, KCR on Sunday appealed to the public to make the bandh successful. Further, the TRS supremo also stated that the ‘Pink’ cadre will actively participate in the agitation.
However, KCR’s ’bandh’ weapon against the BJP government seems to backfire as various farmer organisations in the state lashed out on the leader for turning a blind eye on them and now supporting the farmers in Delhi.
The representatives of the associations recalled sending applications to the CM and state Agriculture Minister S Niranjan Reddy asking them to enact amendments to the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) Act which yielded no response.
The All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), as well, in a statement urged Telangana government to take a look at how states such as Punjab, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh rejected the farm laws. And now, though the state farmers welcomed the government’s decision of supporting the bandh, they breathed fire on KCR to look into the controlled farming culture in the state.
The organisations also brought up the long-pending farmer issues like loan waiver, compensation to flood effected farmers which were being ignored by the state government. They then alleged the state government of vested interests behind the extended support.