Narayanpet: On Tuesday, IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao launched a broadside against the BJP-led Centre, accusing it of creating a crisis for the nation's farming community and considering taxing farmers' income.

Bibek Debroy, Chairman of the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council, stated that an article had recommended imposing an income tax on farmers' income and that farmers were already concerned about rising input costs and low yield prices.

Although Prime Minister Narendra Modi had promised to double farmers' incomes by 2022, the BJP government was preparing to impose income taxes on them at a time when farmers' incomes were declining. He questioned how this could be justified.

The Minister was giving a speech after laying the groundwork for a number of development projects and opening facilities in the district, all of which cost Rs. 196 crore.

Rama Rao made fun

of the BJP's rumored plans to have Modi run for the parliamentary seat of Mahabubnagar in the next general election and asked why people should vote for the Prime Minister.

For the past eight years, Telangana had pleaded with the Union government to resolve the River Krishna water sharing dispute and grant national status to the Palamuru Rangareddy Lift Irrigation (PRLI) project. He inquired as to why the people should elect the Prime Minister.

He also strongly criticized the BJP's State unit for not bringing up Telangana's long-standing issues with the Union government. He wanted the BJP leaders to pass resolutions demanding national status for PRLI and resolving the River Krishna water dispute while the BJP State Executive meeting was in progress at Mahabubnagar.

Rama Rao stated, "I demand them to pass these resolutions and prove their commitment to the State if the BJP leaders in Telangana have a spine."
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