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4,500 farmers suicide past four years in Telangana : Rahul Gandhi

Telangana. Targetting caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, Congress President Rahul Gandhi Saturday alleged 4,500 farmers have committed suicides in Telangana during the past four years, and claimed the state is reeling under a debt of Rs 2 lakh crore.

Speaking at a public meeting here as part of the campaign for the December 7 Assembly polls, he said KCR (as Rao is popularly known) neglected farmers and their problems but had spent Rs 300 crore of public money to construct a palatial bungalow in the state capital, referring to “Pragati Bhavan”, the chief minister’s residence as reported by PTI.

He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and KCR have “friendship” adding Rao supports any decision of BJP. “Now, MIM has joined KCR in helping Modi,” he said but did not elaborate.

“Telangana farmers played an important role in the state formation. In the same Telangana, 4,500 farmers committed suicide in the past four years. Farmers seeking support price were handcuffed in the state.

“KCR pushed the state into debt. Telangana has now Rs two lakh crore debt. There is debt of Rs 2.60 lakh on every family in Telangana. Every citizen of Telangana carries a debt burden of Rs 60,000,” the Congress president said.

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