Jagan dharna for tobacco farmers

:Leader of Opposition YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will console the families of tobacco farmers who
committed suicide and will hold a dharna in Prakasam district seeking better
deal for the farmers in distress. He will reach Ongole by train and will go to Tanguturu, where dharna is planned.


Party President will hold a dharna at the Tanguturu Tobacco Auction Centre
against the apathy of the Government is buying the stock from  farmers at
a reasonable price and the Tobacco Board failing to come to the rescue of the
farmers,’ Party MLA Ashok Reddy told reporters here.

tobacco farmers are the worst hit as the Board has not lifted the stock which
it was supposed to complete by July and farmers are in distress as they are not
getting the MSP and are resorting to suicide.


Party MP YV Subba Reddy had taken up the cause of tobacco farmers to the Centre
and the Union Minister Nirmala Sitaraman after her visit to the state had
assured to give a subsidy but the outcome was a naught leaving the farmers in
the lurch.


YS Jagan
Mohan Reddy had warned the Government of the impending crisis well in advance
but no preventive measures were taken. The Leader of Opposition will console
the family members of those tobacco farmers who committed suicide before going
to the Market Yard to hold a dharna,’ he said.


objection to the remarks of TDP ministers on YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, he said it
is the TDP that is scuttling the Special Status move while our leader has been
constantly raising the issue at all the available forums and wanted to go on an
indefinite fast.

It was
TDP that has denied permission for the fast which shows who is on which side,’
he said. 

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