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Stepping up its protests against the TRS government in Telangana, main opposition Congress today staged a 'dharna' here seeking MSP for farmers besides a slew of other issues. Former Congress MP V Hanumantha Rao, Hyderabad Congress President Danam Nagender held a protest at the Ambedkar statue near Hussain Sagar Lake here. They were critical of the government not allowing protests at 'Dharna Chowk', the popular place for parties' and other organisations to conduct their anti-government programmes. The TRS government is muzzling voices of dissent against the government by not allowing protests at the Dharna Chowk, Hanumantha Rao alleged. Congress leaders and workers were removed from the place by police as they did not have permission for the programme. The Congress said its protests today were on different issues including MSP for farmers, removal of Dharna Chowk and jobs for unemployed youth. Talking to reporters separately, a Congress legislator N Uttamkumar Reddy demanded that the government provide remunerative price to farmers. He demanded that the government provide remunerative price to chilli farmers, who have been agitating for several days now.
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