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Modi government has betrayed farmers: Joshi

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 May 2017 12:00 AM GMT


GUWAHATI, May 24: The Congress party on Wednesday launched an all-out attack on the rendra Modi-led BJP government in a press conference at Rajib Bhawan here.

On the completion of three years in power, Congress general secretary and in-charge of Assam Congress, CP Joshi accused the Modi government of not living up to its promises to the farmers of the country.

In a booklet titled ‘Farmers with a curse of death’, Joshi pointed out various facts and claimed the cases of farmer suicides have risen since the present government came into power.

Joshi said that the incidents of farmers’ suicide are rising alarmingly after BJP coming to power. “Around 35 farmers commit suicide every day in this tion. Due to poor policies and negligence of the government a total of 12360 famers committed suicide in 2014 while in 2015 and 2016 a total of 12602 and 1400 (approximately) farmers committed suicide respectively.

The Congress general secretary alleged that they waive off the debts of their selective industrialists friends but Modi government rejects farmers’ plea.

“If Modi government can waive off the loan of the industrialists friends then why can’t they do the same for the poor farmers,” he added.

Joshi further alleged that BJP came to power promising cost and 50% profit on MSP but in 2015 government told the Supreme Court that India’s farmer cannot be given 50% profit on cost of production.

Dubbing the Modi government as ‘anti-farmer’, Joshi also accused it of directing funds from the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yoja (PMFBS) to the private companies. APCC president Ripun Bora alleged that Sarbanda Sonowal-led BJP government has failed to fulfill the promises made before election. He said that government has failed to motivate the framers to avail the benefit of KCC loans. Bora further said that the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yoja (PMFBS) is yet to be implemented in Assam.

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