Activists of the BJP Kisan Morcha on Monday staged a dharna in front of the Collectorate here to press several demands, including release of the Nagarjunasagar left canal water for the rabi crops.

Led by district party president V. Chandrasekhar and State Kisan Morcha president J. Sham Kishore, they raised slogans demanding payment of Rs. 5,000 as MSP for a quintal of cotton and filling of the tanks under the EMR Project, to meet both irrigation and water needs of the people. Later a delegation submitted a memorandum to Collector N. Mukteswara Rao on the demands.