Release Rythu Bandhu amounts: Uttam to govt
Hyderabad: Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president and Nalgonda MP N Uttam Kumar Reddy on Wednesday demanded that the TRS government immediately release promised investment support to farmers under Rythu Bandhu scheme and also waive off crop loans.
Uttam Kumar Reddy was addressing a massive dharna at Huzurnagar Tahsildar office as part of Congress party's State-wide agitation on farmers' issues.He said that more than 50 per cent farmers were yet to get the amount even as the crop season reached its peak.
He also condemned the TRS government for not initiating the process to waive off crop loans up to Rs 1 lakh for each farmer. He said that the banks were not giving loans to farmers due to over dues and non-clearance of previous crop loans and they also did not get the promised support from State government under Rythu Bandhu scheme.
The TPCC chief also condemned the State and Central governments for the ongoing shortage of urea in Telangana State. He said instead of ensuring supply of urea in adequate quantities, both TRS government and BJP government at the Centre were making contradictory and false statements on the availability of urea.
Uttam accused the Chef Minister of doing injustice with all sections of the society. He alleged that the Chief Minister had no sense of maintaining regional and social balance. He strongly condemned Chandrashekar Rao for neglecting the Madiga community by not giving it any representation in the State Cabinet.
The TPCC chief claimed that the Congress party would retain the Huzurnagar Assembly seat in the by-elections to be held in near future. He said he had represented the Kodad and Huzurnagar seats for five terms and brought immense development. He said he had to resign from the Huzurnagar seat following his election as Nalgonda MP.
Uttam Kumar Reddy alleged that the TRS leaders were indulging in land mafia, sand mafia and other illegal means to loot public wealth and resources. The TRS leaders are only interested in minting money without bothering about people's welfare.
He also alleged that the TRS leaders were harassing the Congress cadre by misusing police. Stating that he would be active in politics for another 15-20 years, he warned that those harassing the Congress workers today due to arrogance of power would face serious consequences in future.