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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief of Telangana unit Bandi Sanjay took up a day-long hunger protest on Friday at the party office in support of farmers.

Accusing the state government of encouraging middle men who do not purchase the farm produce at low prices, Sanjay sought that farmers be offered the minimum support price (MSP) for their farm products.

Mentioning about the Sircilla district incident where farmers in the market set their crops on fire as they were not being paid the MSP, he alleged that the situation has arisen due to failure of officials who act as middlemen.

In order to know about the ground reality, he asked the state ministers to make a field visit to the areas.

He also went on to mention how the government made tall claims on farmers but failed to provide minimum facilities to them.

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