CPI (M) politburo member Brinda Karat on Friday criticised the TRS-led State government in Telangana for its dismal record as far as distribution of lands to the tribal people under Forest Rights Act (FRA) are concerned.
Speaking at the Meet-the-Press organised by the Telangana Working Journalists Forum (TWJF) here, Brinda Karat said the TRS government headed by Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao had been following the polices being pursued by Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP government at the Centre.
Expressing solidarity of her party with the farmers agitating for better price for chillies in Telangana, she said the apathy on the part of the State government in regard to release of pending wages to workers under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) reflected the attitude of the government.
She said that restructuring the bank loans to the tune of Rs 72,000 crore to a single corporate house and providing additional loans was being encouraged by the Central government which was pursuing neoliberal
liberal policies. “Waiving of farmers’ loans to the tune of Rs 75,000 crore was projected as sending a wrong message by the chairman of the NITI Ayog,” she said.