On Tuesday, MP Komatireddy Venkat Reddy visited the Tungaturthi constituency in Suryapet district along with former minister R Damodar Reddy to interact with farmers affected by hailstorms. During his visit, he assured the farmers that the Congress party would fight to get compensation from the government for their losses.
Speaking at the Rythu Deeksha at Tirumalagiri, Venkat Reddy expressed his concern for the hardships and losses of farmers whose crops were damaged due to hailstorms and rains. He criticized CM KCR for not coming forward to help the farmers in critical times, despite claiming to be the true representative of farmers in the country.
Venkat Reddy reminded the farmers that during the Congress rule, their loans were waived off and promised that if Congress came to power again, they would strive for the welfare of farmers in the state. He also pointed out that tenant farmers were not being given RythuBandhu and advised the TRS government to learn from AP CM Jagan, who was doing justice to tenant farmers in the neighboring state.
Furthermore, Venkat Reddy highlighted that farmers in Chhattisgarh were being given a support price of Rs 2,800 per quintal, which would be increased to Rs 3,000 soon. In contrast, even the MSP of Rs 1,500 was not being paid to farmers in Telangana.
Overall, Venkat Reddy’s visit aimed to address the concerns of farmers affected by hailstorms and advocate for their compensation and welfare.