New Delhi: The Chief Minister, Mr N Kiran Kumar Reddy, on Saturday advised the Opposition parties not to try to use farmers’ issues for political mileages.
Speaking to mediapersons here, Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy said that his government was keen on solving all problems being faced by the farmers in the State. Keeping in mind the problems in the paddy purchasing, an IAS officer has been appointed to each district for the task. Steps were taken to get the required number of gunny bags and see that there was no stoppage of paddy purchases, he added. The Opposition should not politicize the farmers issues to get mileage. They should extend constructive suggestions to the government, which was always pro-farmer, he added.
“I also requested the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh to increase Minimum Support Price to paddy by Rs 200 per quintal. I also insisted him to take a clear decision on the 14(F) controversy”, he added.
Replying to a question, the Chief Minister said that the mediators were trying to settle the dispute between the two ministers, Mr Jupalli Krishna Rao and Ms D K Aruna. He said that it was a personal matter of the duo. (NSS)