What's more shocking is that the delegation of MLAs, headed by state's agriculture minister, are going on a foreign tour as 'progressive farmers'. This has given opposition leaders a chance to criticise the TRS government in the state.
As per reports, the delegation heading for Israel's capital Tel Aviv to attend Agritech 2015 exposition includes four MLAs. But none of them are active farmers.
Opposition Congress and BJP have slammed the state government and termed it unconstitutional and misuse of power.
Reacting to the reports BJP leader G Kishan Reddy said, "This is misuse of powers and is unconstitutional."
This is misuse of powers and is unconstitutional: G Kishan Reddy (BJP) on reports of Telangana MLA’s tour to Israel pic.twitter.com/mX8qDJOsUC— ANI (@ANI_news) April 21, 2015
While the state agriculture department has said that all 4 MLAs qualify as progressive farmers because of the progressive measures they have encouraged in their fields like the use of pesticides, organic farming and the use of drip irrigation.