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MP: Scindia attacks BJP for ignoring agrarian crisis in country

Taking a swipe at the Bharatiya Janata Party for ignoring the agrarian crisis in the country, Congress MP Jyotiraditya Scindia on Saturday said three of the five states, including MP, which registered maximum farmer suicides, were BJP-ruled.

bhopal Updated: Oct 17, 2015 22:05 IST
Ashutosh Shukla

Taking a swipe at the Bharatiya Janata Party for ignoring the agrarian crisis in the country, Congress MP Jyotiraditya Scindia on Saturday said three of the five states, including MP, which registered maximum farmer suicides, were BJP-ruled.

Launching a veiled attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the Guna MP said: “There are some people who remember the slogan of Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan only at the time of election, but later they forget the anna-daata (food givers).”

“Farmers are committing suicide…(but) Narendra Modi has done nothing for farmers in the 17 months of his rule and Shivraj in 12 years of his rule in MP,” Scindia said.

Addressing the ‘Jan Aakrosh Rally’ in his Lok Sabha constituency, Scindia demanded that the government should declare the whole Shivpuri district as drought-hit.

“When the UPA government left office, agriculture growth was at 4.4%, the NDA government has brought it down to 1.1%. The UPA government had launched schemes like MGNREGA, Bharat Banao Abhiyan (Make India Campaign) and Rajiv Gandhi Rural Electrification Mission, but the BJP has discontinued funding to all of them. “

“Farmers are in distress and they would have been completely ruined if Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi had not fought for the farmers along with (their) 200 MPs, which forced Narendra Modi to give up on the Land Acquisition Bill,” Scindia said at the massive farmers’ rally.

The MP claimed that when the chief minister was making promises to make farming a profitable business, farmers in the state were facing one natural catastrophe after another over past four years without any help from the government.

The Congress leader said the farmers should not only get compensation for the loss of crop but also money from crop insurance scheme for which the farmer pays from his credit card.