VSC team Ground report from Amaravathi- Farmers Protest
Out team first reached to Vijayawada and from there we started to Andhra Pradesh capital Amaravathi. While we were travelling we saw farmers protesting under many tents. Our vehicle moved on to Thullur. At that time are coming to the tents, there was a lot of police force in the area. Our team moved into Thullur village. We spoke with farmers, they are very angry. While taking the interviews, we saw the farmers anger on their faces. But one thing left our faces question mark? I.e. some farmers were protesting, some farmers were in the fields. We asked the farmers who were in fields, why you people are not participating in the protest. The answers were shocking!
While we are interviewing the farmers, some farmers were like, we were satisfied with the decision, some farmers were very angry with the government’s decision.
From there, our crew moved on to Mangalagiri, we saw a massive protest in the Mangalagiri village. TDP party leaders were very angry and they were assuring the farmers that our party will stand, till farmers get justice. Andhra Pradesh opposition leader Chandrababu Naidu slammed the government and people given funds to him to take the strike forward.
From there we moved on to Tadepalle, we haven’t seen much protests there, but we went to fields and interviewed the farmers, the farmers were in a shock and said it was a wrong move taken by the government
Next, our crew went to Udandarayuni Palem and the people of Udandarayuni Palam Lanka people were being ignored and we will bring the ground reality of the area.