Telangana Farmers file 250 Lok Sabha nominations from Nizamabad – Forcing Election Commission ditch EVM and use ballot papers

There are novel and noble ways to protest, unheard in the times when rowdiness rules the road.

Farmers from the constituencies of Bodhan, Balkonda, Nizamabad Rural, Nizamabad Urban, Korutla, Armoor and Jagtial, which fall under the Parliamentary constituency of Nizamabad, have filed at least 250 nominations for upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

The farmers have been long fighting for establishment of National Turmeric Board and MSP for Turmeric. Repeated assurances by politicians did nothing to avail. So they decided to take the matters in their own hand.

“We were left with no other option. They (government) have curtailed all our freedom; we are not allowed to conduct rallies or protest on roads. Hence, we took up this decision to register our protest.

We wanted to file at least 1,000 nominations, but due to intimidation by the ruling party leaders, we couldn’t file so many nominations.”

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