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Paddy procurement: Revanth Reddy alleges TRS-BJP nexus

Published: 6th Dec 2021 11:34 pm

Hyderabad: TPCC president A Revanth Reddy alleged that the TRS and BJP were involved in match-fixing over paddy procurement issue and charged that TRS MPs were enacting protest dramas in Parliament.

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Addressing mediapersons in New Delhi on Monday, the TPCC president said TRS MPs would stop their protests in a few days and return home, but Congress would not remain a mute spectator and continue to fight on behalf of farmers. He demanded a probe by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the alleged theft of rice from Food Corporation of India godowns in Telangana.

Referring to a statement made by Union Agriculture Minister Piyush Goyal in the Rajya Sabha saying that discrepancies were found in rice stocks and registers when Central teams went for a physical verification, Revanth Reddy said the Centre should have ordered a CBI probe immediately. He further said the Congress party was seeking appointment with Piyush Goyal to press for its demand for a probe into what he termed as paddy procurement scam.

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