Agitating Farmers Misguided, Ryots Across Country Are Happy with Modi Schemes: Prakash JavadekarDecember 25, 2020
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday alleged that “some” farmers protesting in opposition to the lately enacted Central legal guidelines had been misguided by their “political masters” and that they had been portray an image as if farmers throughout the nation had been with them. Lashing out at Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for his criticism of the farm legal guidelines, Javadekar mentioned “he appears (in public) once in a fortnight” and challenged him for an open debate on the central legislations.
Ryots in India are pleased with the farm legal guidelines and different pro-farmer initiatives such because the PM Kisan scheme, the minister for Environment and Information mentioned. Addressing farmers at a gathering at close by Maraimalai Nagar organised by the Tamil Nadu unit of the BJP, Javadekar claimed that the Punjab farmers have obtained greater than double the quantity as MSP in the course of the NDA rule than they’d received within the earlier UPA regime.
“The Punjab farmers have received every year more than double the amount that they got as MSP during the Congress-led UPA rule. Their income has already doubled and they are experiencing it. Still, they are agitating as they are being misguided,” the minister mentioned. The farmers’ protest in opposition to the farm legal guidelines has change into an intense matter for debate throughout India as a result of “some farmers and their political masters have launched their agitation in and along New Delhi, showing as if it is all- India phenomenon and in the interest of farmers of India.” “But farmers everywhere are happy with the new laws and the farmers’ welfare schemes will continue,” the minister mentioned.
He assured that the contentious minimal help worth (MSP) and Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) will proceed and underlined that the Modi authorities “will solidly” stand behind the farmers and the widespread man. During their ten-year rule, the Congress and the DMK had solely prolonged Rs 53,000 crore as one-time mortgage waiver to farmers and had not even carried out the MS Swaminathan Commitee report on MSP, he alleged.
“This amount (of Rs 53,000 crore) was given to the banks and not to the farmers. But now Prime Minister Modiji is depositing Rs 2,000 directly in the bank accounts of the farmers. Modiji has already paid Rs 1.20 lakh crore directly to the bank accounts of the ryots,” Javadekar mentioned. This sum additionally included the digital deposits of Rs 18,000 crore to 9 crore farmers by the Prime Minister on Friday, beneath the PM-KISAN scheme, the minister who earlier launched a guide “Modi Government that protects farmers wellbeing,” mentioned.
The first guide was offered by BJP state president L Murugan. Lashing out on the Congress and its ally DMK, Javadekar mentioned that although the Swaminathan committee report was filed in 2006 the UPA didn’t implement it however “Modi accepted it.” Training his weapons in opposition to Rahul Gandhi, Javadekar mentioned the previous has “also jumped into this” matter.
“Rahul Gandhi has also jumped into this and he comes rarely, he appears once in a fortnight…he suddenly said you have to withdraw the laws. I am giving him open challenge for a debate, whether the laws are good, (are) in the interest of the farmers or not. I will challenge Rahul Gandhi and the DMK for a debate,” Javadekar mentioned. Punjab farmers had been “deliberately misguided” that their MSP will go away after these legal guidelines, following which they’ve been protesteing close to Delhi for a month now, he mentioned.
But their counterparts from Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh amongst others weren’t agitating since they weren’t being misguided. “There is no place for any misunderstanding or misgiving…we solidly stand behind farmers, behind the common man of the country,” the Minister mentioned.