For the last few days, Congress party leaders have been holding various programmes in Telangana as a part of their demand to accelerate paddy procurement. Now the party leaders are all set to stage protests at Indira Park on November 27 and 28.
The party leaders have presented submissions to district collectors and other agriculture department officials in several districts to accelerate the paddy purchase.
Nalgonda MP Uttam Kumar Reddy earlier said that both the TRS and the BJP were fooling farmers for political gain. The State government promoted palm oil production above paddy farming, but palm oil cultivation is a long-term crop that demands a lot of work, said Uttam Kumar.
Sridhar Babu, a Congress MLA, said that there is a scarcity of gunny bags and tenders to transport the procured stocks are yet to be finalised. He alleged that Chief Minister KCR neglected to raise these concerns with the central government.
CLP leader Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka urged the Chief Minister, K. Chandrasekhar Rao, to take steps to expedite paddy procurement in the state. He added that the need of the hour is the procurement of crops.