Jagan Threatens To Stall Assembly Proceedings On Farmers Issue
Amaravati: Leader of Opposition Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday threatened to stall the proceedings of the Assembly if the government failed to address the problems of the farmers.
Stating that his party was not against the State Assembly passing the GST Bill, he wanted the government to clear the demands of the farmers before holding the special session for the GST Bill.
Jagan Mohan Reddy said he had already given the call to the government to rescue the farmers by announcing the price stabilization fund that Chandrababu Naidu promised during the 2014 elections.
Jagan recalled that the TDP chief promised to create price stabilisation fund with Rs 5,000 crore and wanted to know where that promise had gone.
The farmers across the state are fighting on the streets for remunerative prices, he said.
The prices of chillies, turmeric, mangoes and many others have gone down alarmingly during this season. The Central government, understanding the issue announced Rs 5,000 a quintal for the chillies and wanted to know why the state government did not announce similar support.
Jagan alleged that Naidu was ignoring the problems of the farmers despite repeated protests. The YSR Congress will stand for the farmers and stall the Assembly proceedings to highlight their problems and mount pressure on the government, he said.