Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday interacted with BJP’s Kisan Morcha workers via the Narendra Modi app. He said the party needs to convince farmers to vote for a government that is sensitive to their issues. Highlighting his government’s efforts towards farmers’ welfare, PM Modi said one crore farmers have been provided Soil Health Card in Karnataka. He claimed that due to the apathy of the Siddaramaiah government, farmers in Karnataka could not benefit from the Centre’s “Fasal Bima Yojna” scheme. Reiterating his government’s promise to double farmer’s income by 2020, PM Modi said BJP chief minister candidate B S Yeddyurappa will work hard towards achieving this in Karnataka. “A sensitive government, which works for the development of farmers is needed in Karnataka. Farmer’s leader in Yeddyurappa Ji will work with renewed vigour in our efforts to double farmer’s income,” he said. On Monday, PM Modi officially kickstarted BJP’s elections campaign in Karnataka. He addressed three rallies across the state in which he targeted Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.
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Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah on BJP and JD(S)
"In many constituencies BJP and JDS have joined hands, but they still won't be able to defeat us as the people are with us."
PM Modi ends his address
We have to convince farmers to bring a govt that is sensitive to their issues: PM Narendra Modi to Kisan Morcha Karyakartas
PM Modi highlights his government's efforts towards farmers'welfare
# We have increased Minimum Support Price (MSP) for notified crops to at least 1.5 times that of the production cost. # Around 3.5 crore farmers have been covered under PM Fasal Bima Yojana, out of which 14 lakh farmers belong to Karnataka
'Fasal Bima Yojna' benefits did not reach farmers in Karnataka: PM Modi
Due to the apathy of Karnataka govt, farmers in the state have not got the benefit of 'Fasal Bima Yojna'. A sensitive govt, which works for the development of farmers is needed in Karnataka: PM Modi while addressing Kisan Morcha Karyakartas of Karnataka.