BJP withdrew draconian farm laws to gain in elections, minister S Niranjan Reddy.

Telangana state agriculture minister Mr S Niranjan Reddy said keeping in view the elections in five states, the BJP government at the centre withdrew its draconian farm laws.

The BJP wants to gain political mileage by trying to appease the agitating farmers across the country. However, several BJP leaders openly admitted that they will again introduce the same laws in a different format.

Lauding the indomitable spirit of farmers who waged a virtual war against the Central laws for 15 months, he said since the beginning the TRS and its MPs openly opposed the farm laws brought out by BJP government.

The TRS government has been spending nearly Rs 60,000 crore for farmers every year. The government is spending RS 25,000 crore for irrigation projects and irrigation water supply annually and turned agriculture into a lucrative vocation.

As the state government released Rythu Bandhu for the summer season crop, the Sankranthi festival had come early for the people across Telangana state, the minister said.

The BJP government at the Centre did nothing to the farmers in the country and instead, it is going against their interests favouring the big corporate companies, Mr Niranjan Reddy opined.

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