BJP national vice president D K Aruna today criticised Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao claiming that he had first misled the farmers of the state with his flawed regulated farming scheme, which had caused the farmers to incur huge losses, and then coerced them into covering up the failure of the program.
Addressing the media at the party's state office, along with BJP state general secretary Bangaru Shruti, Aruna said that the Chief Minister and his government had behaved irresponsibly towards the farmers by suddenly withdrawing the regulated farming scheme after insisting on its implementation in the past, just to cover up the scheme's failure.
She said that the CM had first insisted that the farmers cultivate the finer variety of rice under the scheme, and then abandoned them by withdrawing the MSP for the produce. She pointed out that the CM had not kept his word of augmenting the MSP for fine rice by Rs 150, after he had promised to do so at a public meeting in Jangaon.
Echoing the claims made by BJP state president Bandi Sanjay Kumar, Aruna too said that though the party had warned the TRS government against implementing the flawed cropping scheme numerous times, the advice had fallen on deaf ears.