Hyderabad, Telangana – The Congress party is facing severe backlash from farmers and the BRS cadre in Telangana after comments made by TPCC president A Revanth Reddy regarding uninterrupted free power supply to the agricultural sector. Protests continued for the second consecutive day on Tuesday as farmers and party members staged demonstrations at Rythu Vedikas across the state, demanding the immediate removal of Revanth Reddy from his post.
Revanth Reddy’s statement, suggesting that free and uninterrupted power supply was unnecessary for the farming community and that only three hours of electricity would suffice, has drawn sharp criticism. Responding to a call made by BRS working president and Minister KT Rama Rao, farmers and party members took to the streets, expressing their discontent with the Congress party’s perceived anti-farmer policies.
Participating in a farmers’ meeting, Panchayat Raj Minister Errabelli Dayakar Rao vehemently criticized Revanth Reddy, labeling his remarks as anti-farmer and lacking empathy. Rao highlighted that Reddy’s comments reflect the overall attitude of the Congress party towards farmers and urged the agricultural community to respond resolutely in the upcoming elections.
In a separate meeting held in Medchal, Labor Minister Ch Mallareddy dismissed Revanth Reddy’s comments as delusional, emphasizing the TPCC president’s lack of understanding of the challenges faced by farmers. Mallareddy further pointed out Reddy’s failure to develop the Medchal-Malkajigiri district and called on the people of Telangana to reject the Congress party in the forthcoming elections. Farmers from the Medchal-Malkajigiri district expressed their support for Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao in the upcoming elections.
Narsapur MLA Madan Reddy echoed the sentiment of removing both the Congress and BJP parties, accusing them of adopting policies that are detrimental to farmers. Speaking at the Rythu Vedika near Tuniki village in Medak district, Reddy sarcastically criticized the Congress party’s handling of electricity-related issues in Telangana. He highlighted the positive impact of the BRS regime, enabling farmers to engage in uninterrupted farming without encountering problems such as power fluctuations and equipment failures.
Meanwhile, in Mahabubabad, MLA Banoth Shanker Naik strongly condemned the Congress party’s failure to recognize the progress achieved for farmers under the leadership of Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Rao. Similarly, Shad Nagar MLA Y Anjaiah Yadav criticized the Congress party for allegedly conspiring against the farmers in Telangana.
As the outrage against the Congress party grows, the political landscape in Telangana is set to witness heightened tensions in the lead-up to the upcoming elections, with farmers and party members pledging their support to the BRS government and Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao.