Hyderabad: Demanding an all party meeting to discuss the farmers’ woes, Bharatiya Janata Party state unit president G Kishen Reddy on Tuesday stated that the condition of farmers in Andhra Pradesh was pathetic compared to their counterparts in other states.
Talking to media persons after submitting a memorandum to Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy at his Camp Office, Mr Kishen Reddy revealed that he had led a delegation of all-party leaders to meet the Chief Minister.
“We demanded that the Chief Minister to convene all-party meeting to discuss farmers’ woes,” the BJP leader said.
He alleged that the farmers in the state are in a fix mainly due to officials’ indifferent attitude and failure of state government to prepare a comprehensive plan before the farming season began in right earnest.
Stating that the government has no commitment towards addressing the issues faced by farmers, Mr Kishen Reddy alleged that falsified figures and statistics have been presented to avoid criticism.
He demanded that the government should make concerted efforts to supply seeds to farmers as the farm season had already begun.
The BJP leader suggested the government to convene all-party meetings in districts across the state under the chairmanship of district Collectors to address the farmers’ issues.
Mr Kishen Reddy disclosed that the Chief Minister had responded positively to this proposal and assured to take a decision after discussing it with officials concerned.(INN)