Hyderabad: The State unit of Congress party has found fault with Siddipet Collector Venkatrami Reddy’s directions to farmers not to sow paddy in the next season. “On what basis Siddipet Collector Venkatrami Reddy is imposing restrictions on farmers. We strongly condemn this and demand an apology from the Collector, failing which the Congress party will lay siege to his office,” said Sangareddy MLA T Jagga Reddy here on Tuesday.
Addressing mediapersons at Gandhi Bhavan, the Congress MLA said it was not wise on the State Government’s part to impose restrictions on farmers on the crops to be cultivated. The Congress party will extend support to farmers and fight for their rights, he said.
Earlier, former Minister Ponnala Laxmaiah said Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao had uttered lies in claiming completion of several irrigation projects while addressing at the party plenary held on Monday. “All the claims made by TRS chief and Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao in the plenary are false. It was organised in the view of Huzurabad bypoll and to woo voters in the constituency,” said Laxmaiah while speaking to mediapersons at Gandhi Bhavan. Much was proclaimed about Mission Kakatiya but the entire project was plagued with irregularities, he charged.
Later, TPCC Campaign Committee Chairman Madhu Yaskhi Goud said the TRS plenary was organized only to praise the party chief and to showcase the fake achievements of the government. “Time has come to extend VRS to TRS party,” said Goud while speaking to the media.
Meanwhile, former Congress MLA from Malkajgiri Akula Rajender quit Congress party. In a statement, he said a copy of his resignation letter was sent to AICC chief Sonia Gandhi and TPCC president A Revanth Reddy.
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