We will stand with the farmers; if it’s politics, then we are playing it: Congress
Following the farmer’s protest at Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh, Congress on Friday criticized the Center, stating that it would stay with the farmers and if that is political, then they are playing it.
“As long as the farmers are in danger or in any kind of trouble, we will be with the farmers – If that is the policy, then we are playing it.” Unfortunately, since the last three years, the country’s most neglected country is farmers, They never get their price for their debt nor the revision of the Minimum Price of Support (MSP) or loan waiver, “said PC Chacko
In addition to supporting Rahul Gandhi who met with farmers’ relatives in Mandsaur, Chacko stated that when farmers are in trouble, it is their responsibility to also be there and that is what they did.
“Rahul Gandhi has said that big business houses get lakh and crore from the bank to start the business, so why this government is not giving the loan exemption to its farmers who deserve it fully.”
“Rahul ji’s visit to Mandsaur means, when farmers are in trouble, it is their responsibility to be there and if BJP says that Congress is playing politics then they do not understand the agony of farmers,” Chacko said.
Tom Vadakkan said that Modi ji does not have time nor a tweet from his side lamenting the farmers’ death.
“It is an established fact that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is well acquainted with the rich and famous, and that he does not have time for farmers not to tweet from his side lamenting the death of farmers has come … At this time, When farmers need compensation – bullets are being fired, instead of helping farmers in the necessary hours, bullets are fired and blood is discharged. There has to be a course correction for this government as the situation is going out of control ” Vadakkan.
Mandsaur district collector Om Prakash Srivastava said yesterday that the curfew would relax for more hours tomorrow in the district affected by the violence.
“The curfew will relax for more hours tomorrow, ATMs will be opened, milk, gasoline and diesel will be available,” Srivastava told ANI.
The collector said police are registering a FIR against the defendant who vandalized public property and created uproar.
“We are registering the FIR in those who vandalized public property in this incident and created uproar,” he said.
The curfew was relaxed for a few hours on Thursday night.
The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan has ordered a judicial inquiry into the deaths of five farmers during the recent turmoil.
He said he has announced a compensation of Rs. 1 crore to the relatives of the dead and Rs. 5 lakh for the wounded in violence.
Internet services in Mandsaur, Ratlam and Ujjain are still suspended after protests by farmers, and a curfew has also been imposed.
The Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh has been facing a tense situation with farmers protesting about their demands for remunerative prices for their products and a farm loan waiver that is not being met.
This unfortunately took an ugly turn on Tuesday when five farmers were killed and eight others were injured in police shots.
Internet services in Mandsaur, Ratlam and Ujjain were also suspended following farmers’ protests and a curfew was allegedly imposed.