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More than 170 Farmers to Start Mega Campaign for Telangana Polls in Nizamabad Today

Abha Toppo
Abha Toppo
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A number of farmers who are contesting the Nizamabad Lok Sabha seat in Telangana over demands to ensure remunerative price for their produce will start their election campaign today, 1st April 2019 even as they had decided to select one candidate from among them and seek support.

In a meeting held at Armoor town of the district on 30th March 2019, the farmers took the decision to launch the poll campaign.

As part of the campaign, 2 farmers' teams will start a bus yatra & padayatra in various parts of the district and will explain public the reasons for filing nominations for the upcoming Parliament elections and seek their support.

One of the contesting candidates, who attended the meeting, informed PTI that "At the meeting it was also decided that 1 candidate's name will be selected after the campaigning to whom support will be sought from the people and the candidate's name will be announced shortly”.

More than 170 farmers are in the fight for Nizamabad constituency from where K Kavitha, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao's daughter is seeking re-election.

It must be noted that the farmers chose to contest the polls to protest the TRS government's alleged failure to guarantee remunerative prices for turmeric & red jowar produce and also establishing the turmeric board.

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With 185 contenders including the farmers, in the fray for 11th April polls in the state, the EC (Election Commission) will be using ballot papers in place of EVMs in the constituency.

The symbols have been allotted to all the contesting contenders and efforts are on to print ballot papers & arrange special ballot boxes.

In addition, independent candidates, (farmers) have been given symbols of different vegetables and fruits, besides electronic gadgets, among others.

To recall, farmers have been looking for MSP of Rs. 15,000 / quintal for turmeric and Rs. 3500 Minimum Support Price per quintal for red jowar, besides setting up of turmeric board.

Telangana, with 17 Lok Sabha constituencies will go for the polls in the first phase on 11th April.

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