Paddy procurement: KCR gives deadline to Modi govt

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao issued a warning to the Centre on Monday over its paddy procurement policy, warning  that  they would "go after the government" if crops are not "procured uniformly" within the next 24 hours." TRS MPs, MLCs, MLAs, and other elected officials are participating in the "dharna," claiming that the "Centre's policy is discriminatory towards Telangana farmers."

Rao responded to the protest by saying, "I propose that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Piyush Goyal acquire crops in a consistent manner across the country, especially in Telangana. Please consider purchasing our food grains. We will wait for the following 24 hours before making a decision and proceeding to pursue you." "I'll return to talk about the presidential elections and other topics. We'll make a decision in the next couple of days, and then we'll make a decision "he added.

The Prime Minister was reportedly advised not to "mess up with the farmers," according to the Chief Minister. "In this heat, we've travelled 2,000 kilometres from Telangana. You can't meddle with farmers, I tell PM Modi. Farmers' cries have always resulted in the government losing power in India. Nobody lasts forever... When you're in authority, don't be harsh to farmers "he stated

KCR also took aim at Piyush Goyal, claiming that the Union Minister responded "harshly" when the state Agriculture Minister met with him. "Piyush Goyal, our agriculture minister, reacted angrily when he arrived in Delhi. Goyal instructed him to consume broken rice. I'm not sure what Piyush Goyal understands, but he's Piyush Golmaal "he said.

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