Kisan federation accuses Modi government of betraying farmers

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Sangrur
  • Updated: Mar 03, 2015 19:40 IST

The All India Kisan Federation on Tuesday accused the Narendra Modi government of betraying the farming community by presenting an 'anti-farmer budget'.

Hundreds of workers, led by the federation's central leader Kiran Jeet Singh Sekhon, held a protest outside the deputy commissioner's office and submitted a memorandum to the Sangrur deputy commissioner. They alleged that the state and Central governments had ignored the genuine demands of the farmers.

Raj Singh, the federation's state vice-president, said the Modi government had forgotten the promises the BJP had made to the farmers before coming to power.

He said they would join other farmer unions if their demands, including implementing of Swaminathan Commission recommendations, withdrawal of land ordinance, immediate steps to protect crops from stray animal and provision for separate budget for agriculture sector, were not meet.

The AIKF leaders also took a dig at the Parkash Singh Badal government in Punjab for its "failure to protect the interest of farmers in the state".

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