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BJP threatens to picket assembly on farmers’ issues

Posted by on August 24, 2011 0 Comment

Rajamundry: Senior BJP leader and former agriculture minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday demanded that the state government implement the recommendations of Swaminathan Commission to resolve the problems being faced by the farmers.

Talking to media persons after completion of his visit to Konaseema region, Rajnath Singh slammed the state government for its failure to provide relief to the distressed farmers, who were forced to declare a ‘crop holiday’ in East Godavari district. He said if the government implements Swaminathan Commission’s recommendations, then 72 percent of farmers’ woes would be solved.

Stating that the agriculture sector plays a crucial role in the development of any nation, he said any negligence for this sector would lead to food insecurity and inflation in the country. He demanded that the state government announce an assistance of Rs 10,000 per acre to all the farmers.

Threatening to picket the Assembly if the farmers’ problems were not immediately attended to, Rajnath Singh said that the BJP would raise the issue of farmers’ problems in the Parliament. He demanded the Centre to convene a special Parliament session to discuss the farmers’ issues.

Responding on the Telangana issue, Rajnath Singh said the bifurcation of state would not pose any threat to the national integrity and security. Commenting on current political situation, he predicted that the state might witness midterm elections in near future. (INN)

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