Deccan Chronicle

Go to flood-hit areas, not Maha: Revanth

- MOULI MAREEDU I DC

TPCC chief A. Revanth Reddy on Tuesday alleged that Chief Minister K. Chandrashe­kar Rao deserved punishment for touring Kolhapur in Maharashtr­a for BRS political activities, ignoring the plight of farmers of the state who faced losses due to incessant rains and subsequent floods last week.

Staging a dharna at the Dr B.R. Ambedkar statue at Telangana Bhavan in New Delhi along with Bhongir MP Komatiredd­y Venkat Reddy, Revanth Reddy alleged that farmers would treat the Chief Minister violently for neglecting them, invoking comparison­s laws in Gulf countries.

Congress leaders were seeking financial assistance for farmers and kin of flood victims.

Revanth Reddy said that approximat­ely `5,000 crore loss was estimated in Telangana due to incessant rains and floods.

“More than 20 lakh acres of crops were damaged completely. The government must provide `25 lakh compensati­on for the kin of each of the people who died due to rains, and provide financial assistance for farmers. Around 1.5 crore farmers have faced financial loss due to floods,” Revanth Reddy said.

He said that Congress MPS were fighting in Parliament, while BRS MPS were just wasting their time by visiting both Houses but not participat­ing in the proceeding­s.

“The Chief Minister failed to

MORE THAN 20 lakh acres of crops were damaged completely. The government must provide `25 lakh compensati­on for the kin of each of the people who died due to rains, and provide financial assistance for farmers. Around 1.5 crore farmers have faced financial loss due to floods.

A. REVANTH REDDY, TPCC president

assess the loss during floods and to take precaution­ary measures following the weather prediction­s on rains. Why did the Chief Minister fail to send reports to the Central government, seeking funds,” the TPCC chief asked.

Venkat Reddy warned that the Congress would intensify its protest, demanding immediate financial assistance for farmers and they would lay siege to the Chief Minister's camp office at Pragathi Bhavan.

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