TRS supports BJP`s hunger strike for weavers

Telangana Rashtra Samithi,expressed its solidarity with the BJP which has launched a three-day hunger strike to highlight the conditions of weavers.

Last Updated: Dec 15, 2011, 21:05 PM IST

Hyderabad: Telangana Rashtra Samithi, on Thursday,
expressed its solidarity with the BJP which has launched a
three-day hunger strike to highlight the pathetic conditions
of weavers.

Supporting the BJP stand, TRS floor leader in the state
assembly, E Rajender, said that his party had also tried to
help the community and made repeated representations to the
state government. But the state failed to take any measures.

Demanding waiver of loans given to weavers, he said
the state government should set up residential schools for the
children of weavers in those districts where majority of
people still depend on this age old art(weaving).

BJP national secretary P Muralidhar Rao went on
three-day hunger strike on Wednesday to highlighting the pathetic
conditions of weavers of handloom and powerloom sector.

Addressing the hunger strike camp on Thursday, BJP national
convenor Mahender Pandey alleged that weavers` community has
been neglected by the successive Congress governments both at
the centre and the state.

Veteran freedom fighter Konda Laxman Bapuji, President
of AP state backward classes welfare association Krishnaiah
and members of various weavers societies visited the hunger
strike camp and extended their cooperation.

BJP State President G Kishan Reddy, former Union
Minister Bandaru Dattatreya participated in the hunger strike
on Thursday.

PTI