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Farmers? plight has worsened in BJP rule: Diggy

india Updated: Dec 16, 2006 02:13 IST

AICC GENERAL Secretary Digvijay Singh said that the condition of farmers and laborers had worsened during the tenure of BJP Government in the State.  Further, the promises of the Government to resolve water, power and road problems have not yet been fulfilled.

Singh stated this while addressing a farmers’ convention here on Friday. Singh said that the farmers were forced to buy fertilisers at twice the rates and they were hardly getting power. Food grains meant for fair price shops were being sold in black market, he added.

Singh thanked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for Sachar Committee report and said that it would help in improving the condition of minority communities.  Pradesh Congress Committee General Secretary Narayam Sami said that dalits, tribals, farmers and laborers were being exploited in the State. The State Government is not utilising the Central Government schemes properly, he added. 

Congress spokesman Satyavrat Chaturvedi said that the peoples’ problems had increased manifold during the three years tenure of the State Government. Chaturvedi said that he would apprise the Prime Minister and Congress president Sonia Gandhi of the drought problem in Bundelkhand region. Other Congress leaders also spoke at the convention.