Delay In Resolving MSP Row Shameful: K Keshava Rao
TRS MP K Keshava Rao today condemned the Centre's "failure" to resolve its ongoing stalemate with the protesting farmers.
Hyderabad | 3rd February 2021
TRS Parliamentary Party head K Keshava Rao today expressed serious displeasure at the Centre for the "inordinate delay" in addressing the ongoing farmers' protests against its three controversial farm laws in the national capital.
His comments follow the protests of the Opposition against the laws that led to bedlam in both Parliament.
Speaking on the matter, Rao slammed the Centre for "creating panic and uncertainty" among the nation's agrarian community regarding the continuance of the MSP system, and alleged that it was the actions of the Modi-led Centre that had compelled the farmers to take to the streets in protest in difficult conditions.
Demanding that the government reveal its true stand on the matter, he said, "The protests have gone on long enough. It is time the Centre address the matter in a conclusive fashion. It should begin by disclosing the contents of its talks with the protesters to us and to the general public."
During today's Budget session as well, the MP reiterated the same demands, and urged the Centre to devise a plan to end its stalemate with the protesting farmers over the issue of the three agricultural Acts.
Expressing his dismay at the delay in the resolution of the conflict, the TRS leader said, "The three farm laws were passed even with the parties of the Opposition decrying their unjust nature. And now, the issue stirred up by their introduction has remained unaddressed for more than two months - it is time to deal with the MSP row and resolve the current stalemate immediately. The Centre must find an amicable and mutually-agreeable way to end its feud with the agrarian community. I would urge the country's leaders to take a call on the matter through intensive dialogue on the same. Dragging on the farmers’ protests is not beneficial to anybody. Besides, enough time has been wasted so far as there has been no breakthrough for two long months."
Rao reportedly also condemned the "police brutality" used to "repress" the farmers' uprising in the national capital.
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