On Monday, in Khammam CPI New Democracy activists staged a novel protest degrading the State government for ignoring the welfare of farmers, the aged, widows and physically-challenged. A rally has been done from the Pavilion Ground to the Collector’s office.
In the rally, they enacted scenes which depicted two farmers committing suicide and also enacted a scene of family members were wailing over the bodies of the aged persons who died following depression over being denied pensions.
The CPI (ML) New Democracy leaders said 680 farmers had committed suicide after the TRS formed and they alleged that TRS government not being properly implementing the various welfare schemes.
The aged were dying in a shock knowing that their names are not in pensioners list.
The CPI Democracy leaders demanded that Khammam-district should be declared as a drought-hit and also said that the government should waive loans of the farmers and provide them fresh loans.