250 farmers to contest against Telangana CM’s daughter

Around 250 farmers of Telangana have filed their nomination papers from Nizamabad parliamentary constituency to protest the state government’s failure to provide farmers with adequate compensation for their produce. This has become a major cause for concern to Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao (KCR). 
Telangana Chief Minister’s daughter K. Kavitha is the sitting MP from Nizamabad and is the official candidate of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS). Several political leaders in the state are on tenterhooks to persuade the farmers to withdraw their nominations, as the outcome of the poll is a direct reflection on the functioning of the TRS government that has support of around 106 legislators in a House of 119.
Majority of the farmers are turmeric, sugarcane and red sorghum farmers who queued up outside the office of the returning officer and submitted their nomination papers as independent candidates. The farmers are demanding Minimum Support Price (MSP) for their crop and to raise their voice against the failure of both the Central and state governments to provide them remunerative price for their produce. 
They are demanding higher MSP and setting up of a turmeric board in Nizamabad. Local MP Kavitha alleged that the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders were provoking farmers to file nominations in her constituency. 
On the other hand, Telangana Chief Electoral Officer Rajat Kumar today said that all security arrangements had been completed in the state that goes to polls on April 11. In all 33 districts some 50,000 police personnel have been deployed. Out of the 34,667 polling booths, some 6394 had been declared sensitive.

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