Through Express press service

SIDDIPET: Finance Minister T Harish Rao lashed out at the Center on Tuesday, accusing it of discriminating against southern states, particularly Telangana. He said the Center treats northern and southern states differently in all respects. “The Center has not raised the prices of any commodities in the north due to the upcoming state elections.

However, the prices of complex fertilizers, urea, DAP and potassium, which are mainly consumed by farmers in southern states, have increased,” said Harish Rao. He was speaking during his visit to Husnabad constituency, Siddipet district, where he accused the Center of ‘doing injustice to Telangana in all areas’. Husnabad MLA V Satish Kumar and other officials accompanied him.

Harish Rao said state governments can borrow up to 4% of the state’s GSDP each year. “This time, however, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who presented the budget on behalf of the Union Government, announced that only 3.5 percent would be paid directly to the states, and the remaining half percent would require energy reforms,” ​​he said. “The BJP government has given nothing to anyone. They cut all subsidies to farmers and made them precarious,” he said.