Telangana CM KCR’s rage overflows, says BJP must be cast lock, stock and barrel – The New Indian Express
Express news service
HYDERABAD: It’s now official. The state government will not set up buying centers for Rabi paddy from farmers, as the center raised its hands in a sign of powerlessness to procure parboiled rice from Telangana. The crucial decision was taken during the State Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao at his official residence Pragati Bhavan here on Monday.
He said he was announcing the Cabinet decision with a heavy heart due to the “inept” central government abdicating its social responsibility to purchase food grains to build up buffer stocks to ensure food security for the people. from the country. “It’s time we threw down that lock, that stock and that barrel of the BJP government. It is a government of assassins and vultures. He is responsible for the deaths of 750 farmers in Delhi as they fought against the draconian farm laws that the prime minister recently withdrawn, accepting his defeat, ”Rao said, while briefing the media on Cabinet decisions.
The chief minister, however, said farmers were free to cultivate paddy if they wished in Rabi, but the government would not procure any as the Center said it could not take rice. steamroom. “Even if you go to Rabi for rice, surely we will give you Rythu Bandhu incentive, provide irrigation facilities. Guests receive free power for 24 hours. But we will not get you Rabi paddy and you have to know that you are taking a risk, ”he said.
However, he clarified that the state government would buy all of the Kharif paddy, although the Center said it could not take more than 40 lakh tonnes of rice. This time, the expected rice production is around 90 lakh tons. “If the Center does not take all of the product, we will take it to Delhi and drop it off at the Prime Minister’s office or India Gate or Union Minister Kishan Reddy’s residence by renting 1,000 trucks. from here, ”he said.
Rao said the state cabinet made the decision on the Rabi paddy because the central government forced the state under knife threat to commit in writing that in the future it would not. would not offer Rabi rice for purchase. “As last year’s paddy Rabi languished, we had to sign the pledge,” he said and asserted that Telangana was at the forefront in prioritizing agriculture.
The Center acts like a grocery store owner around the corner, counting every penny even when it comes to the welfare of the farmers. He should get hold of state-produced food grains and not find ways to avoid it, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said and recalled that although it was difficult, Telangana suffered a loss of 10,000 crore rupees last year, by getting food grains at a higher price and selling them for less. “I have not seen a central government in my life that has descended to such despicable depths,” he said.
The chief minister, while declaring that the government will not buy paddy Rabi from farmers, however, did not specify which crop they should go for. Rather, he wanted the Center to make it clear whether it would buy crops other than paddy from Rabi from farmers. “There are no answers from the BJP government to the real questions of farmers,” he said.
He also criticized Union ministers Piyush Goel and G Kishan Reddy for being insensitive to farmers’ concerns. “When a delegation of MPs, ministers, MPs and officials recently visited Goel for the second time, he exclaimed, ‘You have no other business? You all came back. It shows how concerned the BJP is about farmers, ”he said.
Describing Kishan Reddy as a minister of incomparable incompetence, the chief minister challenged him to confront the central government on behalf of the farmers he represents. “He’s a dunce,” Rao said. The chief minister spent much of the press conference tearing up the governance of the BJP at the national level, accusing it of being responsible for the deteriorating economy, growing poverty and hunger.
“In fact, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh do better on the Global Hunger Index. We are at the 101st position, while Pakistan is at the 92nd and the two remaining countries at the 76th. BJP leaders should bow their heads in shame, ”he said. He also criticized the Center for asking states to cut VAT on gasoline and diesel after raising their prices. “You are raising the prices and asking us to lower them. What kind of logic is that? ”He asked.
He made no secret of all-out war against the BJP in the future. “We will corner them as much as possible. We will oppose tooth and nail the Electricity Amendment Bill which helps the Center take full control of electricity distribution in a state where there is a danger that the Center will cut off power to wells. farm 24 hours a day. You have borrowed 1.3 million lakh rupees since taking office in 2014. What have you achieved? He asked and pointed out that the BJP was instead trying to destroy the country by driving a wedge between religions.
The CM said the Center had forced the state at knife threat to commit in writing that in the future it would not offer Rabi rice for purchase.
Why don’t you buy paddy, High Court asks State, Center and FCI
HYDERABAD: The High Court of Telangana on Monday issued notices to the state government, the Food Corporation of India (FCI) and the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, asking them to explain by December 6 the reasons why they do not source from farmers.
The bench, made up of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Judge A Rajasekhar Reddy, wanted to know why the paddy was not purchased despite the state government in its virtual meeting with the ministry secretary Union Consumption Office on August 17 agreed and gave an estimate that it will purchase 40 lakh metric tonnes of rice between October 2021 and January 2022.