Hyderabad, Dec 18 : Reiterating his party’s support to Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu’s indefinite hunger strike, Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Prakash Karat on Saturday said that Mr Naidu’s effort will be etched in the history books for championing the cause of hapless farmers.
Talking to media persons after calling on the fasting former chief minister, Mr Karat said that the TDP chief’s fast will ensure that the farmers in the state get justice.
Mr Karat said that the relief packagage announce by the state government is woefully short of expectations of the hapless farmers who have been reeling under successive natural calamaties.
He demanded that the government release Rs 10,000 per hectare for damaged crop.
Praising the 66-year-old TDP chief for taking up the indefinite hunger strike at his age, Mr Karat said that this was an example of his selfless service to the cause of farmers.
He called on the farmers and party workers to rise in support of Mr Naidu and ensure that the state and Central government bow down to their demands.
CPM state secretary BV Raghavulu was also accompanied Mr Karat on his visit to see the TDP chief.