ANDHRA PRADESH

BJP expresses shock over BKS leader's death

HYDERABAD Sept. 26. The BJP has expressed shock over the suicide by an RSS pracharak and State sSecretary of Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, K. Venugopal Reddy, at Proddutur in Cuddapah district on Thursday evening.

The BJP State president, N. Indrasena Reddy, said in a press release that he could not believe Mr. Reddy could have taken such a step having learnt about the stampede death of a farmer, Krishnaiah, during distribution of seed at Duvvur near Proddatur. Mr. Venugopal Reddy was for sometime anguished over the plight of Rayalaseema farmers.

The death of Mr. Reddy reflected the ground reality in Rayalaseema. The Government must at least now wake up to the situation and come to the aid of the farmers of the region, he added The national general secretary of Kisan Morcha of BJP, D. Koteswara Rao, and the State president of the morcha, N. Venugopal Reddy, in a separate press release said Mr. Reddy was ever committed to the cause of farmers.

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