Mysuru, June 12:- “State government has completely failed in handling drought situation in the state and the Opposition parties too have failed in making the government work. Raitha Sangha members will meet the Governor Vajubai Rudabhai Vala soon to explain to him the plight of farmers in the state,” said the state president of Raitha Sangha, Badagalapura Nagendra at a press meet held at Mysuru Press Club on Tuesday.
“Most of the taluks in the state are drought-affected. MLAs of coalition parties are only worried about ministry and not people. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is worried only about making the government collapse. The drought study tour of the opposition party is of no use. They have failed to make the government work on it. We are meeting the Governor to urge him to take action,” he added.
“A team of Raitha Sangha will tour North Karnataka and Hyderabad-Karnataka to study drought situation. The state government has failed in protecting the sugar factories of this region. We will stage a protest to protect the welfare of sugarcane growers,” he added.
“Farmers are forced to sell paddy at a lower price than the price fixed by the government. Government has to start paddy purchase centres,” he added.
“Though women have staged protests to close down liquor shops, the district administration has turned a blind eye. Similar condition prevails in Hullahalli as well,” he added.
Hosuru Kumar and Hosakote Basavaraj were present. (MR/KMR)