One of the turmeric farmers while speaking to ANI in Varanasi on Saturday. (File Photo)
One of the turmeric farmers while speaking to ANI in Varanasi on Saturday. (File Photo)

Turmeric farmers filing nominations from Varansi are TRS leaders: BJP

ANI | Updated: Apr 29, 2019 11:52 IST

Hyderabad (Telangana)[India], Apr 29 (ANI): A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader on Monday alleged that 10 people who claimed to be turmeric farmers from Nizambad and are planning to file nomination from Varanasi t, belong to the Telangana Rashtriya Samiti (TRS) party.
Speaking to ANI, D Arvind, sitting MP and BJP candidate from Nizambad said, " Ten people who claimed themselves to be turmeric farmers from Nizambad and planning to file nomination from Varanasi are related to TRS party and sponsored by CM KCRs daughter and Nizambad TRS MP K Kavita."
"The same 10 people are holding different positions in TRS party, they are not supported by the village farmers," TRS Rajya Sabha MP Srinivas' son echoing similar sentiments said. 
Launching a scathing attack on TRS party, Arvind said, "TRS can’t digest that BJP has created turmeric board and gave a fixed price for turmeric crop. K Kavita has never taken up farmer issues from Nizambad, she has failed miserably from Nizambad constituency."
The statement from the BJP leader comes after a group of 50 turmeric farmers from Telangana arrived in Varanasi to file their nomination as independent candidates to contest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.
"We are not opposing anyone. We just want to highlight our problems and demand creation of a turmeric board and Minimum Support Price of Rs 15000 per quintal (MSP) for turmeric," a spokesperson for the farmers had said while speaking to ANI on Saturday.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Prime Minister Modi won from Varanasi by a margin of 3.37 lakh votes. AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal and Rai were among the candidates from the seat. While Kejriwal came in the second place, Rai stood third in the vote tally.
Varanasi will go to polls on May 19 in the last phase of the Lok Sabha elections. The counting of votes will take place on May 23. (ANI)

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