CLP leader Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka today came down heavily on Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, alleging that the CM had long abandoned his duty of addressing the problems being faced by the people of the state.
Speaking to the media at the Assembly Media point, he alleged that the CM's lack of commitment to the people was visible through his recent treatment of the issue of the implementation of the Centre's new farm Acts, and added that the former's dramatic turnaround on the matter had left him exposed as an "anti-farmer" leader.
"The CM, who had first extended his support to the Bharat Bandh
called for by the farmers protesting the Centre's controversial farm laws on December 8, 2020, later made a shocking U-turn on the issue, and decided to implement the three laws
in the state, knowing fully well that this move could destroy the farmers' livelihoods," the Congress leader said.
"However, unlike the TRS-led state government, the Congress will continue to stand by the farmers of the state and the country. We will hold a dharna in support of the farmers' struggle against the laws, at the Indira Park on January 9, from 10 am to 4 pm," he added.
He also lashed out at the Centre. "It is unfortunate that neither Prime Minister Modi nor the union agriculture minister have even made the effort to personally meet the protestors who have been on the streets, braving the bitter Delhi cold, for the last 42 days. We demand that the Modi regime immediately hold talks with the farmers, and withdraw the three exploitative agricultural laws," he said.
While the BJP-led Centre has been drawing flak over the introduction of the three laws for quite some time, the Telangana government too has attracted much censure
recently, after it decided to implement the laws in the state.