AICC Secretary S A Sampath Kumar today said that the Telangana Congress would soon hold a 'Chalo Raj Bhavan' program to protest the "anti-farmer" attitudes of the Centre and state government.
(The program is part of a nation-wide agitation launched by the AICC in support of the farmers protesting the Centre's three new farm Acts.)
Making clear his belief that the demands of the farmers were logical, Kumar urged the farmers and the people of Telangana to take part in the protest in large numbers to make it a success.
Lashing out at both the Centre and the state government, he alleged that the farmers had been abandoned by both governments for the sake of corporate interests.
"The union and state governments are competing with each other to see who can cheat the farmers. The TRS regime has already sanctioned the shutting down of all the state's procurement centres. The union government too is trying to scuttle the MSP system by denying it a legal status despite the fact that the farmers of the country have been protesting the refusal to do so for the last 50 days in Delhi despite the biting cold," the AICC bigwig said.
"Instead of protecting them, the union government is mortgaging the interests of the farmers to promote the interests of a handful of industrialists. This is just one of the many anti-people developments that have crept in under the BJP-led Centre's rule - under the leadership of the Modi-Shah duo, the crude oil prices have also been skyrocketing," Kumar said.
The Congress has actively been protesting the decision of the state and union governments to implement the new farm legislations for quite some time now. As part of this effort, the party had recently held mass agitations across Telangana's district collectorates