Uttam Kumar Reddy said the Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has sensed the rising anti-incumbency wave in the State and the public meeting at Warangal was another attempt to hoodwink people with false promises.
“The CM is in fear, seeing the rising dissent and now wants to dilute it by making another round of false promises,” he said while addressing a meeting organised by farmers of Mattampalli mandal on successful completion of several developmental schemes including Lift Irrigation Projects.
Mr. Reddy ridiculed KCR’s revived love for farmers and said agriculture sector remained neglected during the last three years. Farmers lost four consecutive crops and failed to get better prices for their produce during this Rabi season. Over 3,000 farmers committed suicide during the TRS regime and not a single family got the compensation of ₹ 6 lakh under GO 421.
Moreover, no TRS leader visited the family of distressed farmers who committed suicide. He said ₹ 4,000 per acre fertilizer subsidy promised by the CM from next year was just an election gimmick and wanted Mr. Rao to prove his seriousness by paying the subsidy from the Khariff season.
Taking a jibe at ‘Gulabi Coolie’, he said when IT Minister KT Rama Rao could raise ₹ 7 lakh by selling ice-cream, he should have sold chilli, turmeric and onion to help the farmers who are in deep distress for not getting remunerative prices for their produce.
Mr. Reddy said the fear of students prevented KCR from addressing the centenary celebrations of Osmania University and it reflected how he has cheated the students and now fears them. “As against the promise of giving one job in each household, he has failed to give even one job in all villages. Only KCR’s family got four jobs after formation of Telangana,”he said.
Exuding confidence that Congress party was all set to come to power in 2019 elections, he announced that if voted to power, Congress Government would waive crop loans up to Rs. 2 lakh in one shot.
He said the Government would create lakhs of jobs and all unemployed youth would be paid a monthly stipend until they get a job. All Indiramma houses would be upgraded to double bedroom.
Earlier, the TPCC chief was felicitated by the local farmers on successful completion of Lift Irrigation schemes of Choutapally, Erragattu, Mattampalli, Amaravaram and Vemuluru which benefitted thousands of farmers.