New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Get together’s (BJP) farmer wing Kisan Morcha will conduct a complete consciousness marketing campaign on the Narendra Modi authorities’s insurance policies for the welfare of farmers as a part of its ‘Gaon Parikrama Yatra’, its chief Rajkumar Chahar mentioned on Tuesday.
This comes as farmer unions maintain protests within the Nationwide Capital Area to demand a legislation guaranteeing the Minimal Assist Value – the minimal worth set by the Indian authorities for sure agricultural merchandise.
Chahar, an MP from Fatehpur Sikri from Uttar Pradesh, instructed ThePrint that the organisation’s ‘Gaon Parikrama Yatra’, which kicked off on Monday as a part of the BJP’s election marketing campaign, will give attention to “dispelling the parable” that the federal government has not achieved sufficient to satisfy farmers’ calls for for a greater MSP.
By the ‘Gaon Parikrama Yatra’ marketing campaign, the occasion hopes to succeed in two lakh villages throughout the nation.
Calling the present farmers’ protests ‘political in nature’, Chahar mentioned the Kisan Morcha will search ideas from the farmers on what they need the federal government to do in future.
The Modi authorities has carried out a slew of measures for the farmers, together with PM Kisan Samman Nidhi, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana and Namo Drone Didi, he claimed.
The Prime Minister Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana is a authorities scheme to offer minimal earnings assist to small and marginal farmers whereas the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana is a crop insurance coverage scheme. In the meantime, the NAMO Drone Didi initiative goals to uplift rural ladies by offering drones to fifteen,000 women-led Self-Assist Teams (SHGs).
The work that the Modi authorities has achieved for Indian farmers in India over the previous decade is “historic,” Chahar mentioned. “MSP will not be an issue as a result of our authorities has elevated it over time,” he mentioned. “Why are the protests happening now, simply earlier than the elections? And why are such protests coming solely from Punjab? The motive of those protests is unquestionably one thing else.”
He additionally accused the Aam Aadmi Get together (AAP), Congress and the Left of “infiltrating the protests”.
“Many, disguised as farmers, have change into a part of this crowd, inflicting anarchy. These individuals do not need the pursuits of the farmers in thoughts, however their very own political motives. Our authorities has all the time labored for the farmers and can proceed to take action at present,” he mentioned.
The federal government is already in talks with the “actual protesters” and any calls for which are ‘justified’ will likely be met, he claimed. “Our authorities has all the time been dedicated to the welfare of farmers,” he added.
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Chaupals, suggestions – what Kisan Morcha needs to do
Kisan Morcha’s ‘Gaon Parikrama Yatra’ comes simply months earlier than the overall elections. Modi’s BJP is looking for a 3rd time period, with the prime minister having already introduced that his occasion will safe 370 of the nation’s 543 seats in parliament.
In keeping with a senior Kisan Morcha chief, members of the Kisan Morcha will maintain conferences within the villages as a part of the yatra and search “ideas” from staff and farmers. The inputs acquired throughout the month-long train will likely be forwarded to BJP President JP Nadda and Modi within the type of a booklet, the chief mentioned.
“Leaflets and pamphlets will likely be distributed to the villagers with details about the Modi authorities’s welfare programmes,” the chief instructed ThePrint.
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