Hyderabad: State BJP general secretary Premender Reddy today alleged that the TRS government was trying to blame the Centre for State’s problems.
Addressing the media here on Thursday, Premender Reddy said the Centre has sent more urea to the State than requested, but the State government was blaming the Centre for the problems of farmers. “Pelting stones at the Centre has become a habit of Telangana State government”. He also said the State government did not send a report to the Center on the required quantity of urea.
Premender Reddy said while Agriculture Minister Niranjan Reddy and Agriculture Commissioner Rahul Bozza said there was no urea shortage in the State, the farmers coordination committee coordinator claimed the situation arose with the failure of the Centre to dispatch Urea stocks on time. Criticizing the State government for hiding suicide of farmer Yellaiah in Dubbaka, the BJP leader said “the urea scarcity drama” was enacted by TRS leaders.
He also recalled that on the eve of general elections, KCR had promised to supply free fertilizers to farmers, but the State government failed to deposit money under Rythubandhu into the bank accounts of many farmers. He also said many farmers are yet to get their pattadar pass books. While there was no shortage of urea across the country now, but there was acute shortage of fertilizers during the previous Congress-led NDA government at the Centre, he alleged.
Premendar Reddy said the Centre will take several steps to double the income of the farmers. He demanded that the State government pay adequate compensation to the kin of Dubbka farmer, who died while standing in a serpentine queue for procuring Urea. (NSS)