Hyderabad: TPCC Chief Spokesperson Dr. Sravan Dasoju has alleged that TRS Government has formed Farmers’ Coordination Committees only for political reasons and they would not help the farmers in any way.
In an open letter to Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Saturday, Sravan said that farmers have been suffering from lack of remunerative prices since last 4 years as the BJP-led Narendra Modi government failed to increase Minimum Support Price adequately. Neither KCR take up the issue with the Centre, nor TRS MPs raised the matter in the Parliament. “In the last four years, you did not have time to leave from your house, farmhouse or Pragati Bhavan to console the families of farmers who committed suicide. So what made you set Farmers Coordination Committee all of a sudden?” he asked.
Sravan alleged that the committees were created to address political joblessness of TRS cadre. He also condemned the decision to make Gutta Sukhender Reddy the head of the State-level committee. He said the village-level committees are headed by TRS leaders while the sarpanches, the true representative of villages, should have headed the Farmers Coordination Committees at village levels.
“Your decision to ignore tenant farmers and pay agriculture support of Rs 4,000 per acre to landlords shows your anti-poor attitude. Most of the farmers who commit suicide are tenant farmers. It will neglect 15 lakh tenant farmers and their families. If you give Rs 4,000 to landlords, do you think landlords would give the support money to tenants, who actually bear brunt of vagaries of monsoons? Isn’t it a scheme of making the rich the richer? It is just a ploy to buy votes in the next election?” he asked.