Warangal: Alleging that Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, deliberately ran over farmers those who were protesting peacefully in Lakhimpur Kheri demanding repeal of the ‘black’ farm laws, CPI State secretariat member Thakkallapalli Srinivasa Rao demanded severe punishment for Ashish Mishra for his ‘heinous crime’ of killing innocent farmers.
The CPI, Hanamkonda district committee, burnt an effigy of the Union government protesting against the repressive laws which they said would ruin the lives of crores of small and marginal farmers in the country, at Kaloji Junction in Nakkalagutta in Hanamkonda here on Monday.
Speaking on the occasion, Srinivas Rao said the BJP came to power making tall claims about welfare of farmers and development of the farm sector, but the Centre was trying to hand over the farm sector to corporate companies. “The government has thrown the recommendations of the Swaminathan Commission to the wind. Moreover, they have brought in the anti-farmers’ laws and electricity reforms and are now trying to scrap subsidies,” he said, adding that the farm sector was pushed into crisis.
He demanded that the Union government support the kin of the deceased farmers of the Lakhimpur incident and send Ashish Mishra to jail.
CPI state executive committee members N Jyoti, CPI District Assistant Secretary Karre Bhikshapati, AIYF State President Valiullah Khadri, District leaders Thota Bhikshapati, Utkuri Ramulu, Maddela Yellesh, Karre Laxman, Munagala Bhikshapati, Marri Srinivas and Nettam Narayana, Gunde Badri, Sarath, Dappu Ravi, Manohar and others participated in the protest.
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