Adilabad: Forest Minister Allola Indrakaran Reddy demanded the union government to procure entire paddy crop produced in Telangana during the Yasangi season. He took part in a protest by the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) held at the office of municipality in Nirmal on Friday.
Speaking on the occasion, Indrakaran Reddy reiterated that the TRS would not stop its protests until the Centre purchases the paddy from Telangana. He demanded the BJP State leaders to exert pressure on the union government and to ensure that it procured the paddy from Telangana on the lines of Punjab.
In the meantime, Government Whip Balka Suman participated in a massive bike rally taken out in Chennur municipality as part of the protest. He slammed the Centre for refusing to paddy procurement and said that it was nothing short of duping the growers of the paddy of Telangana. He added that people would teach a lesson to the saffron party soon.
The TRS cadres hoisted black flags from atop of their houses in rural parts across the erstwhile Adilabad district, while motorbike rallies were taken out in municipalities as part of the party’s protests, opposing the union government’s decision not to procure paddy produce of Telangana. They raised slogans against it and criticized it for causing inconvenience to the agrarian community.
MLAs Jogu Ramanna, Rathod Bapu Rao, Nadipelli Diwakar Rao, Durgam Chinnaiah, Koneru Konappa, Athram Sakku, A Rekha Naik, G Vittal Reddy, Zilla Parishad chairpersons Kova Laxmi, Rathod Janardhan, K Vijayalaxmi, N Bhagyalaxmi, MLC Dande Vittal and former MLC Puranam Satheesh took part in the protests.