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N. Chandrababu Naidu
HYDERABAD: The TDP has asked the government to convene an all-party meeting to explain its action plan to procure about 100 lakh tonnes of paddy expected to arrive in the market shortly.
TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu threatened to launch an agitation to expose the government's failure in coming to the rescue of farmers anytime after May 8, the day when the by-election to the Kadapa Lok Sabha and Pulivendula Assembly seats is slated to be held. Huge stocks of paddy and other foodgrains were lying with farmers driving them to distress sale, while fresh stocks of rabi crops are expected to arrive.
Speaking to reporters here on Tuesday, he lamented that while the Central government had increased the support price for wheat, it did not consider the demand for enhancement of price of paddy.
Several letters addressed by the TDP to the Centre failed to yield results even as the State leaders were trying to hoodwink farmers with their “empty claims.”
Mr. Naidu expressed concern over the deteriorating law and other situation in the State which was evident from a series of murders starting from the TDP MLA Paritala Ravindra.
The politics of murder had become routine and rowdy elements were being encouraged by political leaders to settle scores with rivals. “The situation cannot be controlled as long as there is political interference in the police administration,” he said.
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