By Abdul Bari Masoud
New Delhi: Main opposition Congress on Friday dubbed the Kisan Samman Nidhi’ event as ‘drama’ of Modi Government and to appease and misinform the protesting farmers who have been agitating at Delhi borders since November 26. The party alleged the Prime Minister Narendra Modi is following the policy of ‘Tire them so that they flee’ in respect of agitating farmers and busy in the servility of a handful of crony capitalists.
Congress chief spokesperson and general secretary, Randeep Singh Surjewala hit out at the Modi government stating that in this bone chilling and spirit shattering cold, farmers have been pleading for justice at the doors of Delhi for the past 31days and 44 farmers died so far but the government has shown no empathy.
He also alleged that PM Modi and BJP Government have been working on the policy of making them tired so they are forced to flee’ in respect of agitating farmers.
In a video conference, PM Modi spoke to some farmers selected alleging that some people are spreading myth and lies that land will be taken away if farmers enter into contract farming.” Alluding to the opposition’s attack that farmers won’t benefit from the three new farm laws, he said the centre is ready to hold another round of talks with farmers.
Reacting on this, Congress leader Surjewala said the PM is giving clarifications on Television and his Ministers are offering excuses through letters, but, the fact remains that he is busy in the servility of a handful of crony capitalists, he added.
“The Prime Minister is busy giving ‘Clarifications on Television’ and his Ministers are hiding behind the smoke-screen of letters and are least interested in the farmers’ welfare”!
Calling the Modi government as enemy of farmers, he said that the bitter truth is that it is taking shelter behind political dishonesty, slyness and dramatics is not at all interested in solving the problems of farmers.
“The Prime Minister Modi who dug roads, attacked farmers with water cannons and lathi charge is today indulging in the drama of ‘Samman Nidhi.”
Congress leader dubbed today’s ‘Kisan Samman Nidhi’ as drama of Modi Government pointing out that under this scheme instead of Rs. 88,000 crore, only Rs. 6,005 crores were deposited in 2018-19.
He posed some pointed questions to the PM stating why the benefit of ‘Kisan Samman Nidhi’ are being denied to 5.40 crore farmers?
Why Modi Government has stopped bonus on farmers’ corp?
Why the crop Insurance Scheme became private insurance company profit scheme?
Today, this BJP is branding these farmers brothers as terrorists, parasite, tukde-tukde gang, misguided gang, khalistani and misguided lot, Surjewala underlined and added that “It is shameful that the Minister of Agriculture has gone to the extent of calling them political puppets in his letters”.
He said instead of inventing excuses, indulging in event management, the Modi Government should seek apologize to the farmers and should immediately withdraw these three black laws.