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Centre has no concern for farmers: Prof BKC

Mysuru, May 18:- “Political parties should stop dirty politics and hold discussions and submit the report to the central government regarding the drought situation prevailing in the state,” said KPCC vice president Prof B K Chandrasekhar.

He was addressing a press meet at Jaladarshini guest house in the city on Thursday.

“All the parties say that they will waive off loans of farmers if they come to power, but it is not possible to do so. According to the NSS report, more than 52% of the farmers are in debt. Andhra Pradesh has witnessed maximum number of farmers’ suicide and Karnataka stands third in the list. Instead of targeting state governments, central government should give importance to agriculture and irrigation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi goes to the US to give speeches. But he isn’t bothered about our farmers. Central government should call for special session of parliament to discuss the plight of farmers,” Prof Chandrasekhar added.

Speaking about the possibility of veteran leader AH Vishwanath leaving the party, he said that Vishwanath is still in the party and he has insulted the party by openly speaking against it.

Congress city president R Murthy, B J Vijay Kumar, Mylac president A Venkatesh, Shivanna and others were present.

-(MR/BM)

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