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3,000 farmers committed suicide in Andhra Pradesh, says Jana Parishad

Guntur : Jana Sena Party Andhra Pradesh General Secretary Sambasiva Rao on Saturday alleged that as many as 3,000 farmers had committed suicide in Andhra Pradesh and the government failed to address their issues.

Addressing a meeting at the party office in Mangalagiri chaired by its Chancellor and advocate High Court MA Mujeeb, Sambasiva Rao said Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy was not bothered about the factual problems of the farmers even in his own constituency, and announced that the Jana Parishad would soon take up a Rythu Xema yatra across Andhra Pradesh shortly. “We will provide assistance to the 135 bereaved families of the farmers there,” Sambasiva Rao stated.

The meeting also discussed the law and order situation in the state including the Amalapuram riots and attacks by the ruling party leaders on the opposition. Though Rao tried to meet the Director General of Police, he was not given the permission, Sambasiva Rao said.