Lives of weavers are important. Please Save-Chiru
Chiranjeevi is currently embroiled in a
heated exchange of words with his political opponents. The recent suicides by
three weavers of Sirisilla town has provided the megastar with new ammunition to
target the ruling Congress party, which had ridiculed Chiranjeevi's visit to the
weavers' centre ten days ago.
The Congress party had snidely remarked that Chiranjeevi did not even know the
difference between a power loom and a handloom. "Don't attack me. I am not
important. The lives of weavers are important, What answers do you have? This is
not development, Please save them", Chiranjeevi said.
Expressing anguish at the growing number of suicide cases among weavers in
Sirisilla, Chiranjeevi said instead of attacking him for his visit to the area,
the Congress leaders should concentrate on giving confidence to the weavers.
Chiranjeevi announced a financial help of Rs 25,000 to the family of each of the
deceased weavers through “Chiranjeevi charitable trust” . "The latest suicides
only highlight the grim situation and the sufferings of the weavers. It is high
time the government comes forward to help these weavers," Chiru said.