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MP minister sends ‘Bhaiyya ki Chitthi’ to reach out to electorate

At a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is using the radio to reach people through ‘Mann ki Baat’ and MP chief minister Shivraj Shing Chouhan following his footsteps to address farmers of the state, cabinet minister Gopal Bhargava has written an open letter to his electorate.

bhopal Updated: Nov 10, 2015 19:28 IST
In the letter, Bhargava told the electorate that he had not forgotten about the promise made to the farmers.
In the letter, Bhargava told the electorate that he had not forgotten about the promise made to the farmers.(HT file photo)

At a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is using the radio to reach people through ‘Mann ki Baat’ and MP chief minister Shivraj Shing Chouhan following his footsteps to address farmers of the state, cabinet minister Gopal Bhargava has written an open letter to his electorate.

The letter, titled ‘Bhaiyya Ki Chitthi’, was distributed among the people of Raheli constituency in Sagar district in form of pamphlets recently to inform the voters about the recent decisions taken by the state government to ameliorate the drought-hit farmers. This is the second open letter issued by the panchayat minister in the last one month.

In the letter, Bhargava told the electorate that he had not forgotten about the promise made to the farmers (facing crop loss) to disburse maximum compensation to them as soon as possible.

“Now that the cabinet and the state assembly have approved the compensation, it would be deposited in your accounts within a week,” the letter reads.

It also mentions that overall an amount of Rs 31 crore would be distributed among the farmers in his constituency. It also says that relief from crop insurance would be distributed that came to an estimated Rs 102 crore.

The letter also explains all the schemes recently declared by the state government to provide relief to farmers in helping them in issues related to electricity, supply of edibles, like wheat, rice, etc and welfare measures like marriage of farmers’ daughters through government scheme.

The ‘Bhaiyya Ki Chitthi’ on crop loss compensation comes seems to an potent propaganda tool, especially when the Opposition Congress has take to the streets to against the Chouhan government on the agrarian crisis and farmers’ suicide issue.

In the open communiqué, Bhargava, however, refrains from crediting the state government or chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for coming to the relief of the cultivators. When asked, the panchayat minister said this letter was written in personal capacity.

“As an elder brother (Bhaiyya) of his electorate…(I) intend to inform my electorate about recent decisions taken by the government to help distressed farmers,” he said.