Modi govt cheated farmers again: Congress

Central Chronicle News
Raipur, Jun 11: Chhattisgarh Agriculture Minister Ravindra Choubey says that the minimum support price of crops has not been increased in proportion to the inflation. ‘Policies of central government are against the interests of the farmers. Malya and Modi can run away with loans but where will the farmers go? One nation one market scheme of the Center has failed and logistic chain has broken. Can a farmer sell crop in any market?’, Choubey asked.
Talking to the reporters here today, the Agriculture Minister said that Modi Government which had promised farmers of doubling their income had cheated the farmers again. The minimum support price announced for Kharif crop of 20-21 was insufficient, he said, adding that Modi government is recovering more money from diesel prices than what farmers will get. He alleged that Modi Government’s decision depicted anti-farmer attitude of BJP.
Earlier it was promised to implement the report of Swaminathan Committee but Modi Government deceived the farmers by applying wrong formula in implementation of the Swaminathan Committee report, Choubey said. According to him hike in diesel price during the last one year period made farming difficult for the farmers. Due to hike in diesel price, the labour cost and prices of fertilisers would also increase he said. He charged the Modi Government with putting lives of the farmers at risk by bringing three ‘black agriculture laws’. When lakhs of farmers launched agitation the BJP started branding them as Khalistanis, Pakistanis and fake farmers’, he alleged. The central government can waive off loans worth lakhs of crores of its favourite industrialists but cannot do anything for the farmers in the country, he said.
He further alleged that BJP which failed to fulfill its promise to farmers was unable to tolerate Kisan Nyay Yojana of Congress government in the state. When Bhupesh Government waived off loans of farmers and started giving Rs 2500 per quintal to farmers, central government led by BJP started objecting it, he alleged. Former Congress Committee president Dhanendra Sahu, state vice president Girish Dewangan, communication department head Shailesh Nitin Trivedi, communication department member Surendra Sharma and in-charge general secretary (organisation) Chandrashekhar Shukla were also present during press conference.

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