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KKR hints at revised relief package, says farmers' welfare uppermost

Sat 25th Dec 2010 07:47 AM
KKR hints at revised relief package, says farmers' welfare uppermost
KKR hints at revised relief package, says farmers' welfare uppermost

Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Saturday hinted that a revised package for the rain-hit farmers would be soon announced, after he manages to persuade the Centre on the need of providing the maximum assistance for the ryots reeling under successive natural calamities.

The Chief Minister told media persons that, if necessary, he would lead an all party team to New Delhi to convince the Centre that the farmers need help and urgently.

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He also asserted that the Congress was committed to the welfare of the farmers and it was not going to shirk its responsibility of providing them succour. The succour would be in the form of a revised and adequate package, possibly in the next two days.

KKR also took the opportunity to ask the people to remain calm and observe restraint after the Justice BN Srikrishna Panel submits its report on the issue of the state’s bifurcation. He also sought the media’s cooperation on the issue.

The Chief Minister also exuded confidence that the Congress would not be weakened if some people leave it, especially if the past history was taken into account. KKR said that greener pastures may be alluring, but the Congress has survived such desertions in the past.

Earlier, his convoy was stopped by supporters of former Kadapa MP YS Jaganmohan Reddy who shouted slogans against the government’s ‘adamant’ attitude in revising the compensation package for farmers.