Congress chief whip in Lok Sabha Jyotiraditya Scindia today termed the NDA government at the Centre as “non-serious” regime which has been “betraying” farmers and accused it of “failing” to keep the promises it had made to agriculture sector.
“The Narendra Modi government is a non-serious regime which is betraying farmers. It has failed to fulfil its promises to farmers, including enhancing Minimum Support Price (MSP) of their produce,” Scindia said while addressing a farmers’ rally organised by Congress at Sanwer, nearly 40 kms from here.
He said the growth of agriculture is on decline under the NDA rule as compared to previous UPA government.
The Lok Sabha MP from Guna constituency also lashed out at the state government led by Shivraj Singh Chouhan, saying it has also “cheated” agrarian community.
“The government has not kept its promises of waiving off farmers’ loan and supplying 24 hours power to rural people. The standing crop of farmers has been hit since last three years due to natural calamities, including drought and hailstorm, but farmers are not being compensated adequately in MP,” the former Union minister said.
Scindia also demanded that farmers affected by the natural disasters in the state should be exempted from paying loans and their power dues be waived off.
“Such farmers should also be provided seeds and manure at concessional rates. Besides, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Guarantee Act (MNREGA) should be run in the areas where the crops were damaged by natural calamity,” he said.