Terming the Centre's three controversial farm laws as anti-farmer, CLP leader Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka today demanded that the Centre withdraw the laws unconditionally in the wake of the stay order issued by the Supreme Court
on their implementation.
He also targeted the TRS government for its decision to implement the agricultural laws, and demanded that the "anti-farmer regime" pass a unanimous resolution in the Telangana Assembly opposing their implementation immediately.
"I have written a letter to Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao with the same demand. I want to let him know that the Congress will not keep mum if his government attempts to scrap all the grain procurement centres of rural Telangana. The CM first pretended to support the farmers' cause, but is now going back on his word by saying that he will implement the farm Acts in the state
. He should not have pretended to care for the farmer at all if he was planning to accept the Centre's laws all along. His U-turn after his visit to Delhi
is completely obvious now," the leader said.
"I hope KCR realises how badly his irresponsible decision-making will impact the farmers of the state. They have been left feeling unsupported, and are uncertain about the future of their livelihood. I would urge him to reconsider his decision keeping in mind the interest of the agrarian community in the state instead of thinking only of his own vested interests," he added.
The Congress has been vociferously condemning the Centre's decision to roll out the three new farm Act. It has also come down heavily on the state government for its decision to implement the laws. Recently, the party had organised massive rallies across the state
to register its protest against the decision.