Andhra Pradesh

CPI demands justice to kin of deceased farmers

CPI State secretary Ramakrishna consoling the family of a deceased farmer at Tummaluru village of Pendlimarri mandal in Kadapa district on Monday.

CPI State secretary Ramakrishna consoling the family of a deceased farmer at Tummaluru village of Pendlimarri mandal in Kadapa district on Monday.   | Photo Credit: ByArrangement

Leaders visit bereaved families in Kadapa

A team of senior leaders of the Communist Party of India (CPI) on Monday made a whirlwind visit of various mandals in Kadapa district and consoled the family members of the farmers who had reportedly committed suicide due to financial stress and growing debts.

The team led by CPI State secretary Ramakrishna and Kadapa district secretary G. Eeshwaraiah visited the families at Pendlimarri, Kamalapuram, Vempalle, Erraguntla, Proddatur, Mydukuru and Tummaluru mandals.

Speaking to the media, CPI State leader Ramakrishna said that Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy should initiate immediate steps to provide the families of the deceased farmers with the promised ex gratia of ₹7 lakh each, apart from implementing the one-time settlement of their debts. The government should take care of the education of their children.

The CPI leaders would tour all the 13 districts of the State and create confidence among the deceased farmers’ families. He said that growing debts and failure of crops were forcing farmers to commit suicide.

Mr. Ramakrishna appealed to farmers not to lose heart but find a solution to their problems.

“The CPI along with intellectuals and with the cooperation of the government is every ready to address the problems of the farmers,” he said.

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