Congress leader and MP A Revanth Reddy's much-publicised Rajiv Rythu Bharosa Yatra, a 140-km-long padayatra which he had launched to protest the Centre's new farm Acts, entered its ninth day today.
He, along with party MLA Seethakka, visited Rangareddy district's Debbadaguda village and Prakasam district's Kandukur village, and interacted with the tomato and mint farmers of the villages.
Speaking on the occasion, the Congress leader alleged that the union government had brought in the three controversial farm laws to the detriment of the nation's farming community, and had brought tears into the eyes of the farmers of the state as well.
He said that it was "unfortunate" that Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao had met with the PM of the country Narendra Modi and extended his support to the controversial farm Acts
instead of supporting the farmers.
Lashing out at the ruling party and its leaders, Reddy alleged that the TRS-led state government has polluted the green fields of the Maheswaram Assembly constituency by establishing a pharma city in the area, and that the sitting TRS MLA, Sabitha Indra Reddy, had done nothing for the development of the constituency.
He also alleged that the state government was "looting" the agriculture lands of the farmers of the state in the name of developmental projects such as the pharma city.
The leader then assured the farmers that, unlike the TRS regime, he would establish a tomato sauce company to which the tomato farmers of the constituency could sell their produce.
Revanth Reddy's ongoing Rythu Bharosa Yatra had also caused him to recently miss a hearing
at the special Anti-Corruption Bureau court, in connection with his infamous note-for-vote case.