modi: Don’t play with sentiments of farmers: KCR to PM Modi | India News

NEW DELHI: Stepping up protest against the Centre’s paddy procurement policy, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Monday gave 24 hours deadline to the Modi-government to respond if it will buy parboiled rice from the state.
If the central government fails to respond, Rao threatened to take the protest across the country. Staging a dharna along with his TRS party leaders at Telangana Bhawan here, Rao warned Prime Minister Narendra Modi, “Don’t play with the sentiments of our farmers, they have power to topple the government.” Farmers are not beggars, they have the right to seek minimum support price (MSP) for their produce, he said.
“With folded hands, I urge Modiji and (Piyush) Goyal ji to respond to the state’s demand on paddy procurement within 24 hours. After that, we will take a call,” Rao said. Rao said if the Centre does not respond, he would further intensify the…

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