Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated a ‘Modi-fest’ in Jaipur on Friday morning. While addressing the party workers, Singh said India’s borders are now safer than before and the government is continuously trying to improve the situation. “India’s borders are now safer than before, and we will further ensure more secure borders in the coming years,” he said. The Home Minister who was supposed to address a party workers’ meeting in Dudu, and attend a meeting at the Birla auditorium in Jaipur, talked about a number of issues. While speaking about the ongoing unrest among farmers he said we can never achieve the dream of making India a rich country, unless our farmers are rich.
“Jab tak Hindustan ka kisaan dhanvaan nahi hota, tab tak Hindustan ko dhanvaan banane ki kalpana humari poori nhi ho skti (Till India’s farmer doesn’t become rich, our imagination of making India a rich country can’t be fulfilled),” he was quoted saying by ANI. The Home Minister further added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked to make efforts to ensure farmers’ income is doubled by 2022. “Our Prime Minister had said that our efforts will be on to double the farmers’ income by 2022,” he added. Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje, BJP state president Ashok Parnami and state Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria welcomed Singh at the Sanganer airport.
His statements came in the wake of ongoing farmer protest in Madhya Pradesh in which five farmers were killed while eight others were left injured after police allegedly opened fire at them on Tuesday. While talking to media on Friday, Singh had said some people are instigating the agitation in MP. “I feel there is no need of security forces when it comes to farmers’ protest. But as per the available information, there are some forces instigating the agitation (in MP). As the state government has ordered an enquiry into the matter, we should wait for its findings,” he had told reporters in Mumbai.