TDP stages protest against Andhra govt, demands fair MSP for farmers

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AMARAVATI: Telugu Desam Party chief and Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday staged a protest near state Assembly, demanding minimum support price (MSP) for farmers' crop that was promised by Jaganmohan Reddy-led state government.


Carrying onions, palm and groundnuts, the farmers alleged that the state government is neither providing MSP for their agriculture produces nor procuring them.

"In Andhra, farmers are suffering as there is no purchase and no MSP for their crops. All farmers are worried”, News Agency ANI quoted Naidu as saying.

“Even after cultivation crop is ready, nobody is there to buy the crop, which is the biggest challenge. Both consumers and farmers are suffering and bleeding ", he added.

He said the Andhra government had promised Rs 3,000 crore for MSP but not a single penny has been spent so far.

On Monday, Naidu along with his party leaders had staged a protest against the sharp increase in onion prices.

They wore onion garlands around their necks and protested at the fire station near the state secretariat in Venkatapalem village here.

TDP chief Naidu and his party colleagues wore onion garlands around their necks and protested at the fire station near the state secretariat in Venkatapalem village here.

 

With inputs from ANI

Image credit: New Indian Express

 

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