Malkajgiri MP and Congress leader A Revanth Reddy today demanded that the state government pay Rs 10 lakh as ex-gratia to the windstorm victims of the Koheda market yard.
He said that 26 people had gotten injured in the temporary shed collapse incident at the market yard, and that none of the state ministers had bothered to visited the injured so far.
He alleged that the market yard was set up amid the hills of the Rachakonda police Commissionerate without any basic facilities, and asked the state government why it was not taking action against those responsible for the collapse of the yard.
He made these remarks while addressing a gathering of party workers during the day-long Rythu Sankshema Deeksha held by the party at Gandhi Bhavan.
He also demanded that the state government disclose the reason behind the sudden shifting of the Kothapeta fruit market to Koheda. He alleged that the rulers were eyeing the fruit market's land.
Reddy also came down heavily on Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao for not fulfilling his (KCR's) promises to the farmers. Citing that it was KCR who had asked the sweet lime farmers to not sell their produce anywhere, he claimed that the state government had not made any effort to buy the sweet lime. He said that the government had responded on the issue only when the farmers registered a formal protest against it, but that by then the fruit had gotten damaged completely.
Commenting on the Kaleswaram lift irrigation project, he alleged that the rulers of the state were wrongly propagating that the project had helped generate a record amount of production of paddy this year. He also mocked the state government for not being in a position to supply even gunny bags to the farmers of the state (a Congress claim).