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Farmers facing atrocities, injustice under BJP rule : Cong


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New Delhi: The Congress while accusing the government of betraying the farmers on the guarantee of giving legal MSP, said that atrocities and injustice done to farmers by the current regime was never done by any government after independence.

Addressing a press conference at the AICC headquarters here, Congress leader Pawan Khera said, “During the election campaign in 2014, Modiji made a false promise of giving MSP on the lines of the Swaminathan report to the farmers and became the Prime Minister.

“But PM Modi’s lie came to light when an affidavit was filed in the Supreme Court with regards to MSP, in which the Modi government took a shameful ‘U’ turn and said that we cannot give this kind of MSP where the input cost is too high,” Khera said.

He said the Prime Minister not only broke his promise but made full arrangements to stop the farmers demanding their right by putting in place barbed wire, nails, rubber bullets, tear gas from drones and cement walls.

The Congress leader said that even after two years when the Prime Minister apologised and withdrew all three farm laws, he promised of constituting a committee to find solution to the MSP issue.

“But today it has been two years but no committee has been formed,” Khera said.

He said Congress president Mallikaarjun Kharge and Rahul Gandhi have taken a historic decision in Ambikapur on Tuesday of giving legal guarantee of MSP to the farmers.

“As soon as the announcement was made, the entire ecosystem is spreading lies and propaganda on the MSP,” Khera alleged.

The Congress leader asked, “We want to know who are these BJP economists who are falsifying the report given by Bharat Ratna Dr. MS Swaminathan ji?”

Alleging that farmers were being termed as ‘terrorists and foreign agents’, Pawan Khera demanded apology from the Prime Minister.

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