Make your vote count, V K Singh tells farmers

Dec 05 2012, 02:15 IST
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SummaryFormer army chief Gen (retd) V K Singh, addressing a farmers’ rally at Parliament Street on Tuesday, said they should stay united to make the power of their vote count.

Former army chief Gen (retd) V K Singh, addressing a farmers’ rally at Parliament Street on Tuesday, said they should stay united to make the power of their vote count.

“No politician has worked for farmers. They get votes from you people by promising many things, but they forget that there is a community called farmers after elections. Next time when you go to the polling booth, think who will fight for you and then vote only for that person,” he said.

The rally was organised to protest against the Rangarajan Committee report on sugarcane pricing. He termed the Rangarajan Committee report, which has recommended phased decontrol of the highly regulated sugar industry, as “anti-farmer” and said the PM and Parliament should not accept the report. Singh warned that a big revolution could take place should the report be implemented.

He also promised to “think about” a proposal to form a ‘Kisan Sena’ mooted by V M Singh, convenor of the Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan. Earlier, in his address, V M Singh said, “In my opinion, the need of the hour is a Kisan Sena which we can institute should General V K Singh agree. Who better than him to lead it. The Sena will fight for farmers’ rights.”

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