Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot today alleged only the rich and industrialists benefited from the Vasundhara Raje government.
Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot today alleged only the rich and industrialists benefited from the Vasundhara Raje government, while farmers were committing suicide in the state. Pilot also criticised the Centre for levying GST on farming equipment. The Congress leader today kicked off a state-level farmers’ rally to demand a blanket crop loan waiver.
The “Kisan Nyaya Padyatra”, which will traverse 100 kilometres, will culminate in Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s constituency of Jhalawar on June 6.
Only the rich and industrialists benefited from the Raje government while a number of farmers ended their lives due to its anti-farmer policies, Pilot alleged.
“The government has made fun of farmers by categorising their equipment under GST slabs,” he said.
Pilot accused the Raje government of shaking hands with crop procurement agencies and middlemen just after announcing minimum support price for farmers’ produce.
He claimed that around 10 lakh farmers in Rajasthan suffered heavy losses due to natural disasters over the last four years, but none of them were given compensation.
The Congress leader assured that his party would put pressure on the state government for farm loan waiver.
On the occasion, Leader of Opposition in the state assembly Rameshawar Dudi said the BJP government in the state had failed on all fronts.