Farmers weakened during Modi rule: Shakeel Ahmad

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Lucknow | Published: May 26, 2016 11:44:32 PM

Congress leader Shakeel Ahmad today charged the Narendra Modi government with "weakening farmers" during its two-year rule and alleged that the ruling party has "failed" to fulfil any of its poll promises.

Shakeel Ahmed, NDA government, UPA, congress leaders, modi two yearsCongress leader Shakeel Ahmad today charged the Narendra Modi government with “weakening farmers” during its two-year rule (express photo)

Congress leader Shakeel Ahmad today charged the Narendra Modi government with “weakening farmers” during its two-year rule and alleged that the ruling party has “failed” to fulfil any of its poll promises.

The Modi government brought the new land acquisition law after coming to power which weakened the farmer the most, he told newspersons here.

He said while previous UPA government led by Congress waived farmers’ debt worth Rs 72,000 crore, the Modi dispensation “waived loans of industrialists”.

“There is a sense of hopelessness in the country…none of the promises made by Modi has been fulfilled in two years,” Ahmad said, adding no one in the BJP has the “guts to go and give right suggestions to the Prime Minister”.

On the JNU row, he said it has always been a “stronghold of leftist parties”, but the Congress never gaged their voice, “whereas ABVP, the students wing of the BJP, has been creating disturbances” in all the universities where they have failed to win students union elections.

“Now ‘Bharat mata ki jai’ is also being made an issue”, he said.

On the policy vis-a-vis Pakistan, Ahmad cited figures to stress on the ceasefire violations that have taken place during the BJP-led government and said, “Those who promised to bring heads from across the border go there unannounced.”

“He was (then) leader of a small state and has no experience of global diplomacy,” he remarked.

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