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Telangana Formation Day State BJP opposes invitation to Sonia Gandhi for fete Saffron party’s state unit president G Kishan Reddy criticises State government for going back on its promises

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BJP State unit is opposed to the Telangana Congress government’s decision to invite All India Congress Committee former president Sonia Gandhi on the occasion of Telangana Formation Day celebrations on June 2.
BJP State unit president G Kishan Reddy, at a media conference on Wednesday, asked the State government to explain on what basis the government decided to invite Sonia Gandhi on the occasion of the Telangana Formation Day celebrations.  
He ridiculed the Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy, who described Sonia Gandhi as ‘Goddess of Sacrifices.’ He asked the the Chief Minister to tell how Sonia Gandhi became the ‘Goddess of Sacrifice’.
The BJP leader said that sacrifices of Telangana martyrs led to the formation of Telangana State and it was not granted by Sonia Gandhi.  Sonia Gandhi is responsible for 1,500 suicides that took place during the Telangana movement. She has not made Telangana but people snatched it by thrashing and holding protests. Sonia Gandhi has nothing to do with the formation of Telangana. Under which protocol Sonia Gandhi will be invited to the government function? If they want to invite her, do it in the party’s office and felicitate her for the killing of 1,500 people.
It may be recalled that the State Cabinet took a decision to invite Sonia Gandhi as the chief guest for the Telangana State Formation Day celebrations to be held on June 2.
 The Congress government in Telangana has deceived the farmers by not honouring its promise of farm loan waiver made before the Assembly polls, he said.
Kishan  Reddy, who is also union minister for tourism, said the grand old party before coming to power also promised to give Rs 15,000 annually to tenant farmers and a bonus of Rs 500 per quintal for paddy over MSP.
“Within 100 days after forming the government in Telangana, the Congress had promised to implement loan waiver for farmers. They promised to waive up to Rs 2 lakh loan of each farmer. The Congress dispensation is not taking any steps towards fulfilling it,” he said.
The Congress leaders made the announcement on December 9, birthday of AICC former president Sonia Gandhi, but failed to implement it, he alleged.
He further said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has issued instructions to the departments concerned to procure even parboiled rice from Telangana irrespective of quantities. Noting that the Centre was ready to procure either paddy or rice in any quantity, he said, and the state government should not create problems. The BJP also accused the state government of ‘failing’ to supply an agreed quantity of rice for 2023-24 kharif season and said there is still pending 2.2 million tons of the commodity to be supplied to the centre.
According to him, the Central government had agreed to procure 7.5 million tonnes of paddy for the rabi season while only 3.3 million tons was delivered to the centre.

BJP State unit president G Kishan Reddy speaking at a media conference on Wednesday

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