Hyderabad, April 27: Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) President N. Uttam Kumar Reddy said that the public meeting organised by the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in Warangal on Thursday clearly indicates that Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has sensed rising anti-incumbency wave in the state against his government.
“With three years of non-performance and a huge burden of unfilled promises, KCR is presently living in fear. He must have sensed the rising dissent among public against TRS Government. Therefore, he now wants to dilute the anti-incumbency factor with new hopes by making another round of false promises at Warangal meeting,” Uttam Kumar Reddy said.
He was addressing a massive meeting organised by farmers of Mattampalli mandal in Huzurnagar.
Uttam Kumar Reddy said that the fanfare with which TRS organised its Warangal meeting clearly points out the KCR wants to regain touch with common people which got lost due to non-fulfilment of promises. He also ridiculed KCR’s revived love for farmers.
“Agriculture sector remained neglected during the last three years. Farmers lost four consecutive crops and failed to get better prices for their produce during this Rabi season. Over 3,000 farmers committed suicide during TRS regime and not a single family got the compensation of Rs. 6 lakh under GO 421. Shockingly, no TRS leader visited the family of distressed farmer who committed suicide. Having caused all the damage during the last three years, KCR is now talking about empowering farmers,” he said.
The TPCC Chief said that the Chief Minister’s announcement of giving Rs. 4,000 per acre fertilizer subsidy was just an election gimmick. He said if KCR was really serious, then he should pay the fertilizer subsidy from the Khariff season beginning next month. He announced that the Congress party would launch an agitation seeking immediate implementation of the promise. He also condemned the Chief Minister for not clearing the crop loan waiver dues in one take and said that the instalment-based waiver did not help the farmers.