Bharat Jodo Yatra in TS: Issues of tenant farmers, women farmers heard on day 1

Activists of Rythu Swarajya Vedika and Mahila Raitula Hakkula Vedika spoke about the problems to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and senior members of TPCC.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  28 Oct 2022 1:30 AM GMT
Bharat Jodo Yatra in TS: Issues of tenant farmers, women farmers heard on day 1

Hyderabad: The Congress party's Bharat Jodo Yatra will focus on the issues of weaker sections of society. On the first day of the yatra's Telangana leg, the issues of tenant farmers and women farmers were heard.

Activists of Rythu Swarajya Vedika and Mahila Raitula Hakkula Vedika spoke about the problems to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and senior members of TPCC.

Among those who spoke about their issues were Kurva Manjula from Vikarabad district and Ramavath Saroja from Nalgonda district—kin of farmers who died by suicide. Jakka Malkanna of Adilabad district, a victim of crop loss due to flooding; Mohammed Akbar Pasha of Vikarabad who was facing land issues due to problems in the Dharani portal; and Kunta Ramulu, a tenant farmer from Adilabad, also discussed their problems.

Women's rights activist K. Sajaya said Rahul Gandhi patiently heard the farmers and their problems. "He was clear that farmers are the backbone of our country and that the issues of tenant farmers and women farmers must be resolved."

Congress leader Uttam Kumar Reddy accused the KCR government of not reimbursing the farmers for crop loss. "The suicides among tenant farmers are higher as they are in debt due to crop loss," he said.

Meanwhile, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh accused Telangana of copying one of his schemes. "Telangana is the only state that copied the scheme that I came up with in 2013. It was modernisation of land records. Instead of implementing it properly, the TS government made it into a Dhoka scheme," he alleged.

"We have a Dhoka PM at the Centre and Dhoka CM in TS," he added.

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