Communist Party of India general secretary A B Bardhan on Friday warned the state government that his party would call for `State Bandh’ if the government fails to take any decision on relief package of farmers.
Mr Bardhan was speaking to media persons after meeting Telugu Desam president N Chandrababu Naidu, who is on indefinite fast at New MLA Quarters pressing for better relief package for farmers and expressing solidarity with him.
The veteran communist leader expressed confidence that all farmers’ leaders would extend support to Mr Naidu.
Mr Bardhan warned the government that if it does not come out with a revised relief package within four days, the CP would call for ‘State Bandh’ and paralyse the administration. He said the farmers would come to streets and intensify their protest demanding better relief package for their colleagues in rain-affected districts.
CPI state general secretary K Narayana said the welfare of farmers was important for any government if it has to survive in the long-run.
TDP leader Payyavula Kesav stated that his party would up the ante over the issue by launching protests across the districts from Saturday.
As part of these protests, the party would organize massive Satyagraha on Sunday with 10 lakh people in the state capital. On Monday, the party would picket taluk headquarters across the state.
Mr Keshav added that the Left parties have already extended their full support to the protests.
Meanwhile, thousands of activists and farmers from various districts are visiting New MLA Quarters to express solidarity with Mr Naidu.