Praja Rajyam Party president K Chiranjeevi, who had earlier launched a scathing attack against Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu and accused him of playing ‘opportunistic politics' and using farmers as ‘pawns' in his bid to wrest power, did a ‘U-Turn’ and appealed to the government to help the rain-hit farmers.
Mr Chiranjeevi appealed to Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy to rise up above politics and look at the hunger fast launched by Mr Naidu through the eyes of a humanitarian, so that he can take a favourable decision on announcing better financial package for rain-hit farmers.
Talking to media persons after enquiring with the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences’ doctors about the deteriorating health condition of Mr Naidu, the PRP leader said that the state government should make efforts to solve the imbroglio immediately considering the Opposition leaders’ health.
Mr Chiranjeevi said the government should give up its adamant attitude in addressing the farmers’ woes and come out with adequate relief package for hapless farmers.
He said the all-party meeting should take a unanimous decision on farmers issue and mount pressure on the state government to respond favourably to Naidu’s agitation.