Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) activists on Friday hoisted black flags across the state to protest the Centre’s adamant stance on the supply of paddy rabi (parboiled rice) as well as the relentless rise in prices petrol, diesel and cooking gas.
Ministers including A. Indrakaran Reddy (Endowments) and V. Prashanth Reddy (Roads and Buildings) also hoisted black flags over their houses in their respective constituencies. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Indrakaran Reddy said they will continue their fight against Center until they agree to get paddy this season. He also took part in a bicycle rally in the town of Nirmal as part of the protest.
In Velpur, Nizamabad district, Mr. Prashanth Reddy raised the black flag over his house to demand that the Center start buying paddy this season. Led by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, TRS lawmakers are said to be taking part in a protest in New Delhi on April 11.
Meanwhile, State President Rythu Bandhu Samithi, Palla Rajeshwar Reddy, MPs J. Santosh Kumar and G. Ranjith Reddy inspected arrangements at Telangana Bhavan for the April 11 protest. Mr. Rajeshwar Reddy said the fight will continue until the Center agrees to buy paddy this season.
He said that approximately 1,500 elected officials, including MPs, MPs, MLCs, Zilla Parishad, DCCB, DCMS, Crown Corporation Presidents, RBS District Presidents, TRS District Presidents, presidents of Mandal Parishad and others, would participate in the demonstration.
In the undivided districts of Karimnagar, Adilabad, Warangal and Khammam, TRS leaders and cadres hoisted black flags atop their homes in various places, reiterating their determination to continue their ongoing protests until the Center sources paddy produced during the yasangi (rabi) season from farmers in the area. State.
Bike rallies were held in Karimnagar, Khammam and several other towns marking an escalation in the series of protests by TRS leaders on behalf of farmers in the state decrying the Centre’s ‘refusal’ to buy cultivated parboiled rice in the state this season rabi.
Members of the Rythu Samanvaya Samithis and farmers took part in the bike rallies, TRS sources said.
Civil Supplies and Backward Classes Welfare Minister G Kamalakar hoisted a black flag atop his residence in Karimnagar as part of the statewide unrest called by the TRS leadership to protest against the Centre’s paddy supply policy.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that it is the constitutional obligation of the Center to procure paddy from farmers to ensure national food security.
The Center should unconditionally source the entire paddy production from Telangana farmers, he demanded, reiterating that the TRS will stage a massive protest in New Delhi on April 11 to safeguard the interests of farmers in Telangana. Telangana.
In Khammam, Transport Minister P Ajay Kumar and other TRS leaders participated in a bicycle rally.
TRS District Chairman and MLC Tata Madusudhan took part in a series of protest programs held in Mudigonda mandal.