AP govt has failed in extending help to rain-hit farmers: BJP

State BJP chief G Kishan Reddy on Saturday alleged that the Andhra Pradesh government has failed to extend adequate assistance to farmers, who have suffered huge losses due to various natural calamities this year.

Updated: Dec 19, 2010, 00:30 AM IST

Hyderabad: State BJP chief G Kishan Reddy on Saturday alleged that the Andhra Pradesh government has failed to
extend adequate assistance to farmers, who have suffered huge
losses due to various natural calamities this year.

The untimely heavy rains, floods and cyclone from May
this year has broken the backbone of farmers and caused huge
loss to them, Reddy told reporters here.

He alleged that Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy was
unable to apprise his own party leadership and the Central
government about the misery of the farmers, who have lost
their entire crop in the heavy rains that lashed coastal
districts in the first week of this month.

The BJP leader said that the Chief Minister should lead
an all party delegation to Delhi to make him aware about the
situation of farmers in distress.

Referring to the reported remarks by Congress general
secretary Rahul Gandhi that radicalised Hindu groups pose a
bigger threat to India than terror outfits like
Lashkar-e-Taiba, he said such statements were detrimental to
the country.

"The remarks of Rahul Gandhi are affront to the Hindu
society of the country," he added.

PTI