The BJP national General Secretary Bhupendra Yadav, today charged the AAP government in Delhi with ignoring the rural area of the city and neglecting farmers’ interests. He also said the Congress never gave adequate compensation to farmers for acquiring their land and charged it with double speak on farmers’ welfare. Farmers have not got their rightful due and the AAP government is only indulging in falsehood, he said while addressing a kisan mahapanchayat here. The national secretary and Delhi Co-Incharge Dr Alka Gurjar, the Delhi BJP President Adesh Gupta, leader of opposition in Delhi assembly Ramvir Singh Bidhuri, Vijender Gupta, former city president and MLA and state general secretaries Harsh Malhotra and Dinesh Pratap Singh were present there.
When Narender Modi came to power, he promised farmers income would be doubled and at the same time, ensured all villages of the country would be electrified. He promised the villages electrification in 2014 and it was done in 2019, he said. Also, ten crore farmers got kisan samman nidhi. It is in this context the Modi government brought three farm bills for their overall development, he said adding but vested interests are creating doubts in farmers’ minds about doing away with subsidy. In fact he stressed the MSP would always remain there.
In fact, praising Modi government’s farmers welfare policies, Yadav said while it took too long to complete 99 agriculture related schemes, but 90 per cent of these policies were completed during the first term of Modi government in 2014-19 itself. He went on to say during corona pandemic time, about 35 crore women got Rs 500 each in their accounts. Similarly, 8 crore women got subsidy through ujjawala scheme.
Speaking on the occasion, Adesh Gupta asked the Kejriwal government supporting the farmers agitation as to what has it done for the farmers. Farmers in Delhi do not have permission for tube wells as also any benefits on tractors purchase, he said adding he has deprived the farmers from Kisan samman nidhi. So much so that farmers in Delhi have not been recognized as farmers, he added.