Chief Minister Mr KCR has written a letter to Prime Minister Mr Modi requesting the centre to procure paddy for the year 2020 and 2021.
Mr KCR wanted the centre to procure 5 lakh metric tonnes of paddy pending with the Telangana farmers.
Mr KCR yesterday said he would personally participate in a protest on November 18 against the Centre’s decision to stop paddy procurement from Telangana from summer season.
He said he would submit a memorandum to the governor after the protest.
Mr KCR lashed out at local BJP leaders for misleading farmers. He urged farmers to opt for other crops than paddy and not to fall prey to BJP leaders’ false publicity.
Mr KCR said he and his government is ready to go any extent to protect the interests of farmers of Telangana. The farmers have every right to question the BJP leaders as the Central government headed by BJP is refusing to buy paddy.