Hyderabad: At a time, when the ruling TRS party was demanding the Central government to make its stand clear on crop cultivation in Yasangi season, BJP State president Bandi Sanjay said the issue could be discussed in February next.
There was enough time for discussing the procurement of Yasangi season and other issues. But before that, the State government should expedite Vanakalam paddy procurement, he said at a press conference here on Sunday.
This apart, while all sections across the country were welcoming Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Rao’s decision to offer Rs 3 lakh ex-gratia to the farmers’ families, the BJP State president found fault with the decision.
The Chief Minister was demanding the Central government to announce Rs 25 lakh ex-gratia to the farmers’ families. Prior to that, he should offer ex-gratia to the families of farmers, who lost their lives in Telangana in the past, the BJP State president said. He further objected to the TRS party’s claims that the Centre had withdrawn the three farm laws following the Chief Minister’s protest at dharna chowk three days ago.
“Did the Chief Minister protest on behalf of Telangana farmers or Punjab farmers’ welfare,” asked Bandi. While BJP was striving for farmers’ welfare, TRS was staging a protest for the benefit of a few rice millers, he charged.
Regarding the TRS party’s demand to refer the river water sharing issue to a tribunal, the BJP State president said there was a procedure to be followed for referring the matter to the tribunal. The Chief Minister had delayed the exercise to withdraw the case in Supreme Court, eventually, things got delayed, he defended and claimed that Central Government was committed for SC categorisation.
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