Modi government wants to make a ‘kisan mukt bharat’: Jyotiraditya Scindia

Jyotiraditya Scindia claimed that the MSP rose by 150 per cent from 2004-2013 while the MSP has not increased even by 12 per cent in the first three years of the Modi government.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:June 19, 2017 4:57 pm
congress, jyotiraditya scindia, arun jaitley, jaitley, parliament winter session, congress protests, opposition protests, modi, demonetisation, indian express, india news He said by “abdicating” itself from this responsibility, the Modi government was becoming a “mute spectator” at the time when farmers were committing suicide. (PTI Photo)

The Congress today attacked the Centre and the Shivraj Singh Chauhan dispensation in Madhya Pradesh over farmers stir, saying the Narendra Modi government wants a ‘Kisan mukt bharat’ (India free of farmers). Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia said the BJP rode to power in 2014 promising to give farmers a price for their yield which would be 50 per cent more than the production cost.

The Minimum Support Price (MSP), however, has been witnessing a decline, he said. Scindia, targeting the Madhya Pradesh chief minister over the dead of five farmers in police firing during their protests in Mandsaur, questioned his “reluctance” behind not waiving the loans of the farmers of the state when its neighbours, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, had announced it.

He also reiterated the demand to register an FIR against police officer “guilty of murdering” six farmers in Mandsaur. Scindia, who hails from Madhya Pradesh, also questioned the Centre’s reluctance to not support the states to waive loans of farmers when they can write-off debts of the “corporates”.

He said by “abdicating” itself from this responsibility, the Modi government was becoming a “mute spectator” at the time when farmers were committing suicide. “The BJP government came to power in 2014 by promising to give 50 per cent as against the cost incurred during the production of the yield. But the MSP for crops is not increasing.

“This is because there is a gap between assurances and acts of the government. This is an anti-farmers government who wants a ‘kisan mukt bharat’ (farmers free India),” the Congress leader told a press conference here.

He claimed that the MSP rose by 150 per cent from 2004-2013 while the MSP has not increased even by 12 per cent in the first three years of the Modi government. “In the last three-years of the UPA rule, agriculture sector grew by 4 per cent while in the first three-years of the NDA rule, it has snailed by only 1.7 per cent.”

The Congress leader, however, parried questions on whether Congress government in Karnataka, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh would also come up with a loan waiver plan.

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    Sanpra
    Jun 19, 2017 at 11:47 pm
    Pappu's company making this bright young man junior pappu...Wakeup sciendia ...Talk intelligently.
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      Venkataraman Jagadesan
      Jun 19, 2017 at 11:36 pm
      We the Indians will be Happy the Congress Mukth Bharat takes place. Shameless talk maximum Farmers died during the congress rule. It will be better if these leaders keep their mouth shut. Jai Hind.fa
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        Shyamal Ganguly
        Jun 19, 2017 at 10:53 pm
        Newspapers have no choice other than exposing such rubbish because they get paid well for being Press utes.
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          Shyamal Ganguly
          Jun 19, 2017 at 10:50 pm
          This shameless guy is promoting the GAddhi Supremo (Slonia Gaddhi), who got his father assassinated in a plane accident. He is scared about a CONGRESS MUKT BHARAT. So he is talking rubbish "Kisan Mukt Bharat".
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            ak dev
            Jun 19, 2017 at 10:37 pm
            Jyotiraditya Scindia has become a parrot. He utterances have only entertainment value. In the flow he may even say "dynasties mukt bharat". It's doesn't matter what mukti congees want but must be a "mukti".
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              SHEKAR
              Jun 19, 2017 at 10:27 pm
              Now a days farmers are the tools for getting political mileage. Whichever party, it is BJP, CONGRESS, SHIV SENA OR ANU PTJER [ARTOES/ A ARE OMTERESTED OM FAR,ERS/ TJEU ARE MPT OMTERESTED OM PTJER [EP[[E / FOR RULING PARTY: BJP YOU PROMISED TO DOUBLE THE INCOME, BUT ALAS! BABUS HAVE MORE THAN TREBLED THEIR INCOMES. FARMERS ARE POOR PEOPLE. THEIR MONEY IS SNATCHED AWAY BY BABUS. IN MAHARASHTRA, A MINISTER WAS NAMED FOR SWALLOWING AND SWINDLING MONEY FROM FARMERS IN RESPECT OF PULSES. BUT HTAT MINISTER IS NOW FIGHTING FOR FARMERS. ON THE ONE HAND POLITICAL PARTIES ARE SNATCHING AWAY FARMERS' MONEY ON THE OTHER HAND THEY RAISE FLAGS FOR FARMERS. THIS IS PURELY POLITICAL GAIN. ALL POLITICAL PARITES ARE LIKE GUTTER. PEOPLE ARE CHEATED BY THESE POLTICAL PARTIES FOR THEIR PERSONAL GAIN ONLY.
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                countk99
                Jun 19, 2017 at 10:08 pm
                Same drama and same formula, repeat again and again. No shame.
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                  VT
                  Jun 19, 2017 at 10:05 pm
                  I thought u were one of the rare hopes of congress. But one has to accept that being with Papp up has its detrimental effect - u ve begun to sound like one scindia. Unfortunate.
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