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KCR Calls For Nationwide Agitation Against Fertiliser Price Hike

The Telangana CM strongly protested the Centre's decision to increase the prices of fertilisers, which he said would break the backbone of farming in the country.
Hyderabad | 12th January 2022
Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao strongly protested the union government's decision to increase the prices of fertilisers, which he said would send the agriculture sector into a crisis and break the backbone of farming in the country.

Rao said that he would write a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi registering his protest against the increase in prices.

The CM expressed anger that the union government, which he said had made tall promises that it would double the farmers' income by 2022, had now increased the prices of fertilisers to an all-time high, breaking the farming community's back.

"It is highly reprehensible that the union government which promised to double the incomes of farmers took a U-turn and increased the expenses. This shows that the BJP government is totally against the farmers. There is a deep conspiracy behind the union government's policies aimed at making the lives of farmers miserable. Decisions like installing metres to collect power charges, not linking the NRGE with the farm sector, increasing fertiliser prices to an all-time high, not purchasing the paddy cultivated by the farmers... all these draconian decisions of the BJP government have made farmers' lives miserable. One should oppose any actions that make farmers labourers in their own lands," he said.

The Chief Minister gave a clarion call to the people in the state and across the country to root out the BJP government which he claimed was weakening the rural economy and hereditary trades, and playing havoc with the farm sector so as to eventually hand it over to the corporates.

He also urged the farming community in the state to expose the BJP's "conspiracy" and join the struggle to make the Centre withdraw the fertiliser price hike.

He made it clear that if the union government failed to withdraw the increased prices of fertilisers, there would be state-wide and countrywide agitations against it.
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