AP govt has lost authority to rule: Naidu

N Chandrababu Naidu said Rosaiah` govt had failed to ensure adequate supply of fertilisers to farmers even as thousands of tonnes of stocks were being illegally diverted to the black market.

Updated: Sep 13, 2010, 00:10 AM IST

Hyderabad: TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday said that the K Rosaiah government in Andhra Pradesh had lost its authority to rule the state as it had failed to
ensure adequate supply of fertilisers to farmers even as thousands of tonnes of stocks were being illegally diverted to the black market.
"Both the Centre and the state governments have totally failed in ensuring adequate supply of fertilisers when the Kharif agricultural season is in its peak. This has been
causing unrest among farmers across the state and also leading to suicides," Naidu said.
Addressing a press conference at his residence here, the TDP chief said it was for the third successive season that farmers in the state were facing such acute shortage of
fertilisers, a critical farm input.

Despite increasing the fertiliser prices, the Centre failed to supply required stocks to the state while the latter could not assess the exact requirement, leading to the current
chaos.

He said a farmer committed suicide at Nagarkurnool in Mahbubnagar district yesterday as he failed to get a bag of urea for his crop. "We are left to wonder whether a government exists in the state in the first place. If at all there is a government, it
has lost the authority to rule," he said.

PTI