Separate budget for farmers required as they are afraid of loosing their rights in Modi regime: Rahul Gandhi

Separate budget for farmers required as they are afraid of loosing their rights in Modi regime: Rahul Gandhi






Separate budget for farmers  required as they are afraid of loosing their rights in Modi regime: Rahul Gandhi


Kanpur/ Unnao: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi today further stressed over his demand for an Union Farmer budget saying ''farmers are afraid of loosing their rights in the present Narendra Modi government.'' " Every farmer in the country knows the real motive of the BJP government at the Center. Hence, the Centre should make a separate budget for the farmers after they have merged the railway budget with the general budget " he stated. Addressing series of road side public meetings on his 15th day of the Deoria se Delhi Kisan yatra in Kanpur and Unnao, Mr Gandhi ,replying to the question of Union Finance minister Arun Jatiely that why Congress did not go for separate farmers budget, said ''the farmers had full faith in the Congress that they will protect the interest of the farmers but in this BJP government they have all apprehension about it.'' Mr Gandhi had yesterday suggested PM Modi that they should bring a separate budget for the farmers. This Kisan budget should exclusively deal with the budgetary provisions schemes and projects to benefit the farmers, Mr Gandhi said. He also said that he will raise the issue in the Lok Sabha pressing for the 'Kisan budget'. He said along with this, the issue of waiver of loan of the farmers, increasing the Minimum Support Price(MSP) and reducing the power tariff down by 50 per cent, would also be raised in the Winter session of Parliament. Meanwhile, further attacking the Prime Minister the Congress vice-president said , "when Congress launched farmers loan waiver of Rs 70,000 crore during the previous regime and the introduction of MGNREGA, it was announced in a big farmers rally in Delhi and other places. But it is unfortunate, that BJP even after giving a waiver of Rs 1.10 lakh crore to the industrialists, has not announced it in any public meeting." Mr Gandhi said that this shows that BJP government was ''trying to hide'' the facts about how just 12 people were given Rs 1.10 lakh crore." Why Arun Jatiely and Nitin Gadkari were not saying a word on the matter," he questioned. The yatra would now go to Rae Bareli, the parliamentary constituency of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, this evening and will reach Lucknow tomorrow.

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