Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, while paying tribute to farmers who died during the anti-farm law protest last year, said that 'farmers can change governments," and urged farmers to unite for a nationwide agitation which he said he will join and support.
"Delhi CM Kejriwal is lucky that he got a chance to serve farmers as they sat on Delhi's borders. We too would always support our farmer brothers and sisters. We cannot bring back those who have died but we are with you in this pain," KCR said in Chandigarh.
"Before Telangana became state, a lot of farmer issues persisted. Farmers were dying by suicide. We are improving, giving farmers free electricity. Centre asking us to impose electricity bills, put meters. We would die but not install meters, " he added.
Meanwhile, criticising the Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao's India tour, BJP MLA Etela Rajender on Saturday said he is visiting other places leaving farmers and people's issues here in the state.
"The people of the state voted for KCR for good governance so that he can provide better health, education and welfare activities for people but he utterly failed in every aspect," the BJP leader said.
KCR, who is on a two-day visit to the national capital, accompanied Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to visit a Delhi government school in South Moti Bagh on Saturday.
Taking a dig at Rao, the BJP leader said KCR is nowhere concerned with national politics and has a responsibility to work here in Telangana but he left all his work and went to Delhi.
"The farmers' paddy issue has been kept in the Centre for one month, he left farmers aside and went there. Earlier, former chief minister of the state N Chandrababu Naidu also did the same mistake and was removed from power, he (KCR) will also face the same fate," Rajender said.
Earlier on Saturday, Rao took a tour of Delhi's government schools and Mohalla clinics with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Lauding the Delhi government's efforts in the education sector, KCR said that they have transformed the aims of students from "job seekers" to "job providers."
(With inputs from agencies)