A NEW CHAPTER IN THE KCR PLAYBOOK
India Today|December 06, 2021
On November 18, Telangana chief minister and Telangana Rashtra Samithi president K. Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) sat on a dharna and gave the Union govern­ment two days, until the afternoon of November 20, to procure at least 90 per cent of the paddy produced in the state, like in Punjab, and fix a Minimum Support Price (MSP).
Amarnath K. Menon

But with the Cen tre ignoring his demand and announcing repeal of the farm laws on November 19, KCR shifted camp to Delhi to pursue his state’s demand and join hands with the farm­ ers continuing their protests till the farm laws are repealed in Parliament.

“Along with the repeal of the three farm laws,” KCR said, “the Centre sho uld [also] enact an MSP law in the for thcoming session of Parliament.” KCR’s other demands include with­drawal of the Electricity Amendment Bill, another piece of legislation that he proclaims as anti­farmer. To give his pro­farmer, anti­Centre rant a rhetori­ cal flourish, he says the Centre must give ‘Aatmanirbhar Kisan’ priority over ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’.

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