Stating that in the 100 days of Congress rule, 180 farmers had died by suicide, former Minister T Harish Rao demanded the Congress government to pay Rs.25,000 compensation per acre to the farmers. Ever since the Congress came to power, farmers were facing power and water supply issues.

This apart, transformers were getting burnt up and motors were exploding. Even as farmers were dying by suicide, the Congress Ministers did not pacify the bereaved families, he charged.

“Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy is keen on opening gates for leaders to join the Congress but is not opening gates for farmers to provide water,” Harish Rao said after interacting with farmers in Palakurthy constituency on Sunday.