After over 200 farmers filed nominations against K Kavitha alleging that the state government has not kept promises, Kavitha has responded saying the TRS has worked towards the issues of farmers but the BJP has not done much. The BJP retorted saying that farmers are against the TRS, not the BJP.
Nizamabad: More than 200 agitated turmeric farmers filed nominations to contest from the Nizamabad MP constituency in Telangana in a move against chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s daughter K Kavitha. This, alleging that the TRS has not lived up to its promises. Kavitha has now gone on to say that if anyone has worked for the turmeric farmers, it is the TRS.
The Nizamabad which is the constituency of the ruling TRS, found itself in the middle of the government and the agitating turmeric farmers.
More than 230 farmers would be contesting in the elections as a mark of protest, alleging that the TRS government has failed to bring in turmeric under the Minimum Support Price and for also not establishing a National Turmeric Board.
In response to these farmers, Kalvakuntla Kavitha said, "I worked hard for the setting up of the Turmeric Board. I have introduced a private member bill in the parliament. No government has cared for turmeric farmers, other than the TRS government. The government gave Rs 2 lakh subsidy on boilers worth Rs 4 lakh. KCR worked for the welfare of farmers but Modi never cared for them.”
The BJP on the other hand has said that they have included it in their manifesto.
Paramesh, from the BJP spoke to MyNation and said, “The new manifesto that will come now includes the concerns of the farmers. The TRS says the centre has not done anything but that’s not true.”
Paramesh also went on to say that the fact that farmers have filed nominations to contest against the TRS itself shows that they haven’t done anything.
“From the previous election until now, the TRS has not done anything for the state. That’s why farmers have filed nominations to contest against K Kavitha,” stated Paramesh.
The BJP has assured that once they come back in power after the elections, the Turmeric Board will definitely be set up.
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Last Updated Mar 27, 2019, 7:50 PM IST