Mothe (Suryapet District): Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) Capt. N. Uttam Kumar Reddy has strongly condemned BJP National President Amit Shah’s remarks calling Mahatma Gandhi a ‘Chatur Baniya’.
Addressing a massive public meeting at Mothe of Suryapet district on Sunday, Uttam Kumar Reddy said that Amit Shah’s remarks clearly indicate the low level character of BJP National President. “This is an insult not only to the Father of the Nation, but the entire nation itself,” he said.
Uttam Kumar Reddy said that Amit Shah’s remarks were indicative of his lack of knowledge of heroic contribution made by Mahatma Gandhi in country’s freedom struggle. “Every right thinking Indian must condemn Amit Shah’s derogatory remarks on Mahatma Gandhi,” he said while demanding that the BJP leader tender an apology for his remarks.
The TPCC President also sought an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and also Amit Shah for the Mandsaur incident wherein six farmers were killed in police firing.
“After three years of misrule, BJP will be remembered for gunning down of farmers in Madhya Pradesh and TRS for handcuffing of chilli farmers in Khammam.
It was due to due to BJP’s misrule that, on an average, 35 farmers committed suicide across the country every day. It is highly unfortunate that BJP has completely forgotten its election promise of providing remunerative prices to farmers for their agriculture produce.
Instead, it created conditions that forced them to commit suicide. Others who protested seeking better prices were gunned down or hand-cuffed,” he said.
Uttam Kumar Reddy also condemned Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao for completely neglecting the farm sector. “During his three years of misrule, KCR pushed farmers to distressed situation to the extent that over 3,000 of them committed suicide due to neglect by TRS regime.
Now KCR is apparently giving an impression that he had woken up from slumber and announced relief for farmers from next year, which is election year,” he said.
The TPCC chief said that the TRS Government did not spend a single rupee for years together on procurement of agriculture produce. Now the Chief Minister is promising to pay input subsidy of Rs. 4,000 per acre per season only in the election year. “This is nothing but an stunt and gimmick.
If KCR is sincere towards farmers, then he must provide Rs. 4,000 input subsidy from this Kharif season,” he demanded. He said that the implementation of crop loan waiver scheme was so faulty that it did not benefit any farmers and the fourth instalments of crop loan waiver scheme is yet to reach 33% of farmers.
Congress MLA N. Padmavathi and other senior leaders also addressed the meeting. Earlier, Uttam Kumar Reddy also unveiled the statue of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. (INN)