HYDERABAD: TPCC leader A Revanth Reddy on Wednesday alleged that the TRS and BJP were indulging in paddy politics at the expense of farmers for their political survival. Speaking to the media in New Delhi, the head of TPCC reminded us that it was Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao who agreed with the Center on the purchase of parboiled rice.
Referring to statements that he was coerced into signing the deal, he asked if Rao would give anything even at knifepoint. “If someone said that an atomic bomb would be dropped on your family, would you give your farm and the lands of Kokapet?” asked Revanth Reddy.
He urged the chief minister not to act in favor of the millers for monetary benefits, but rather to support the farmers. “If the state government provides 10,000 crore, we will ensure that justice is done for the farmers,” the TPCC chief said.
Earlier in the day, Revanth reacted to Minister KT Rama Rao’s tweets against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s tweets saying the Congress party’s contribution cannot be ignored. “It’s too bad you don’t know about Congress’ commitment to the welfare of farmers. You better ask your father for our contributions. Oh, maybe he’s busy playing politics with farmers’ problems instead of solving them…! said the TPCC leader’s sarcastic tweet.
In the series of tweets, he recalled the contributions and plans put in place by Congress. “You are trying to play the blame game with the BJP while your government refuses to even establish IKP centers. Don’t worry KTR, we also brought RTE and RTI so the people of our country can hold governments like yours accountable at all times,” Revanth tweeted.