The Bharatiya Janata Party demanded that the State Government convene an emergency session of the Legislative Assembly to discuss the drought situation in the State.
Talking to reporters after the visiting the drought-hit mandals of Anantapur districts, BJP State president G Kishan Reddy said that the condition of farmers in the State was pathetic. He said although the farmers have been suffering for the last six months, it was only after opposition parties highlight the plight of farmers, the State Government officially declared some mandals as drought hit. He said the ground situation was much worse than what was reported by the District Collectors.
Kishan Reddy said that while the farmers were already suffering due to insufficient rains, the improper power supply and abrupt power cuts have deteriorated their conditions. He said thousands of farmers have lost their crops due to the negligence of the State Government. He demanded that the State Government immediately convene an emergency session of the Legislative Assembly to discuss the issue and provide immediate relief to the affected farmers.
Regarding Telangana, the BJP State president indirectly accused the Telangana Rashtra Samithi for diluting the agitation. “Instead of focussing on the agitation, some parties are trying to strengthen themselves by making MLAs from other parties to join them,” he said while referring to the joining of three Congress MLAs including Jupally Krishna Rao into the TRS. He said that the Telangana statehood agitation should not be politicised and it must be carried on without giving importance to political banners.
Kishan Reddy also expressed his party’s objection to the Polavaram multi-purpose irrigation project. He said that the State Government should immediately stop the Polavaram project. He also demanded CBI probe into the allegations of irregularities in the allocation of tenders for the Polavaram project. (INN)