Telangana Chief Minister Okay Chandrasekhar Rao, who’s in Punjab to pay tributes to the troopers killed within the Galwan Valley conflict and the farmers who died in the course of the anti-farm regulation stir final yr, appealed to the farmers’ leaders to proceed their agitation in opposition to the Centre till they get constitutional gurantees on help costs for crops. “Farmers can change governments,” he mentioned whereas exhorting them to unite for a nationwide agitation which he mentioned he’ll be a part of and help together with different opposition events just like the Aam Aadmi Celebration.
Distinguished farmers’ chief Rakesh Tikait, who was one of many leaders of the huge agitation final yr in opposition to contentious farm legal guidelines which had been finally repealed, was additionally in attendance. Mr Rao, or KCR as he’s fondly known as, acknowledged him by title in the course of the begin of his speech. He has repeatedly attacked the Centre over farmers’ points, together with rising fertiliser costs, “defective” Minimal Help Costs (MSP) and gasoline prices.
He addressed the households of 600 farmers who died in the course of the yr lengthy agitation, paid homage and empathised with them. Telangana authorities has introduced a compensation of Rs 3 lakh every for the farmers who died in the course of the protests.
Highlighting his authorities’s achievements, KCR mentioned earlier than Telangana was fashioned farmers had been in dire straits with many dying by suicides on a regular basis. He claimed there was little to no electrical energy, and plenty of issues which no person addressed.
“After Telangana was fashioned, the electrical energy situation was fastened. We offer top quality 24 hours energy provide without spending a dime,” he mentioned.
Taking a swipe on the Centre, he claimed that they insist that Telangana set up electrical energy meters and never give away electrical energy without spending a dime. “They ask us to extract moey, suck farmers’ blood,” he mentioned, including that he refused saying he would fairly die than set up meters.
“At any time when a state does omething for farmers, they do not prefer it,” he added.
Eying a nationwide position in politics, KCR has been assembly prominnent oppsoition leaders. He earlier met Samajwadi Celebration chief Akhilesh Yadav in Delhi, toured a Delhi authorities college and showered reward on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s training mannequin the identical day, and shared the stage with Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann at this time.
On Could 26, Mr Rao will meet former prime minister H D Deve Gowda In Bengaluru. He’ll then go to Ralegan Siddhi in Maharashtra the next day to fulfill social activist Anna Hazare.
He’s anticipated to go to West Bengal and Bihar over the following weekend to fulfill the households of the troopers who died at Galwan Valley throughout a standoff with China.