1. PM Narendra Modi has time to meet Priyanka Chopra, but not farmers: Congress

PM Narendra Modi has time to meet Priyanka Chopra, but not farmers: Congress

Amid the ongoing agitation of farmers in Maharashtra, Congress today hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he could take time out of his schedule to meet Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra, but had no time to meet farmers.

By: | Mumbai | Published: June 2, 2017 7:16 PM
PM Narendra Modi, Priyanka Chopra, farmers, Congress, Maharashtra farmers PM Narendra Modi (R) recently met Priyanka Chopra. (YouTube)

Amid the ongoing agitation of farmers in Maharashtra, Congress today hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he could take time out of his schedule to meet Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra, but had no time to meet farmers. “It is unfortunate that Modiji has time to meet Priyanka Chopra, but not our farmers. His Chief Minister in Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis ji is behaving like Yamraj (God of Death),” Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee secretary Shehzad Poonawalla in a statement issued here.

“Congress supports the demands of the farmers. If loan waiver can be given in UP why not in Maharashtra?” he said. On May 30, Modi had taken some time out of his hectic schedule of bilateral talks and meetings in Berlin to meet actor Priyanka Chopra.

Also watch:

“In Maharashtra, out of a total 1.36 crore farmers, 31 lakh farmers with a cumulative debt of Rs 30,500 crore are not eligible for bank loans,” he said. Poonawalla said that farmers’ strike will affect the whole nation along with the people of Maharashtra and hence Modi and Fadnavis should show seriousness towards their demands.

“Even the Shiv Sena is with the opposition on this issue. While the Sena is backing this anti-farmer government, on the one hand, it is playing role of opposition on the other. We request the Sena not to be party to such anti-farmer policies of the Fadnavis government for the sake of power,” he said.

The Congress leader said that if the BJP-led government at the Centre and in the state continue to ignore the “legitimate” demands of farmers there will be a nationwide crisis.

“Modi ji had made several promises, including the promise to raise the minimum support price (MSP) by 50 per cent. They have not delivered anything except jumlas,” he said. “It is time for real steps to improve the condition of farmers, which is worsening under the Fadnavis rule. Mere cosmetic steps like Krishi Bima Yojna will not suffice,” Poonawalla said.

  1. H
    Hari
    Jun 2, 2017 at 8:43 pm
    BJP leadership has waived loans of farmers in UP to win embly elections but the same concessions are not given to farmers of other states which amounts to opportunistic and unjustified at ude of BJP. The farmer's demand of rest of states for waiver of loans is fully justified and govt must implement this concessions uniformly in all states rather than giving only in UP to win elections which is very shocking and is total injustice against rest of farmers of the country. This is very unhealthy practice adopted by BJP leaders which will put additional burden on rest of population of this country since govt will impose additional tax to meet this deficit or other development activities will suffer badly due to paucity of funds. So this unrealistic approach by vested politicians should be avoided in future which has a lot of implications in long run which is not visualized by incompetent and inexperienced politicians in power. In this respect several top bankers of RBI and other banks
    Reply

    Go to Top