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Mr Rao will give them a compensation of Rs 3 lakh each, officials said, adding that he will be accompanied by his Delhi and Punjab counterparts Arvind Kejriwal and Bhagwant Mann.

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The Telangana Chief Ministerwill give the farmers' families a compensation of Rs 3 lakh each

New Delhi:

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao will meet in Chandigarh today families of 600 farmers who died during the nationwide agitation against three contentious farm laws, eventually forcing a rollback.

Mr Rao, who also met Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav yesterday, will be accompanied to Chandigarh by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Punjab counterpart Bhagwant Mann.

The Telangana Chief Minister will give them a compensation of Rs 3 lakh each, officials said.

A day before K Chandrasekhar Rao's visit to Chandigarh, Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Vijay Singla gave a compensation of Rs 25 lakh to the families of five people in Mansa who lost their lives during the farmers' agitation.

Meanwhile, Telangana Congress has accused Mr Rao of 'double standards' on addressing issue of farmers. Telangana Congress spokesperson Dasoju Sravan said the Chief Minister has turned a blind eye to the suicide of more than 8000 farmers in his state.

"If he was so concerned about the farmers, why did he support the farm laws brought in by the centre earlier," he said.

Mr Rao arrived in Delhi on Saturday as part of his tour to attend national-level political and social programmes. He visited a Delhi government school yesterday and said his government will set up model schools in the southern state on the lines of Delhi.

On May 26, Mr Rao will meet former prime minister H D Deve Gowda In Bengaluru. He will then go to Ralegan Siddhi in Maharashtra the following day to meet social activist Anna Hazare.
He is expected to visit West Bengal and Bihar over the next weekend to meet the families of the soldiers who died at Galwan Valley during a standoff with China.

With Telangana firmly under his belt, the political craftsman, now seeks a greater space for himself in national politics. Mr Rao is reportedly attempting to build a non-Congress front with all the like-minded parties to take on the BJP in the 2024 General elections.

He tried to make such an effort prior to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as well, but later withdrew discreetly as the response was lukewarm.

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