MP: Condition of farmers grave due to govt policies, says Congress

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Khargone
  • Updated: Mar 30, 2015 16:21 IST

Madhya Pradesh Congress committee president Arun Yadav on Sunday blamed the BJP-led state government’s anti-farmer policies for the grave situation of agriculturalists in the state.

He made the remarks while visiting Barud village in Khargone district to meet the families of farmers Mithun Koli and Bansilal Guptam, who committed suicide after losing their crops due to unseasonal rain.

Taking stock of the condition of farmers in the area, Yadav said, “After the unseasonal rains and hailstorms in the state around 50 farmers have committed suicide. In Barud village alone, two farmers had committed suicide within the last 15 days but no officer came to the village to do a survey on crop damage. Subsequently, it triggered depression among the farmers who lost their crops and now are waiting for compensation.”

Yadav also blamed the central government of step-motherly treatment to the state’s farmers.

He alleged that the central government was giving special packages to other states but not to Madhya Pradesh.

The Congress leader also alleged that at one point the chief minister had said that the government will purchase every grain from the farmers but now a minister had said the government will not purchase damaged crops.

On the sidelines of the visit, the Congress leader also demanded a CBI probe into the mysterious death of governor Ramnaresh Yadav’s son Shailesh Yadav.

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