Malout: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday reached Punjab for the Kissan rally at Malout, which was seen as the SAD-BJP show of strength. PM slams Congress for neglecting farmers through its anti-farmers policies in the state.
Addressing at the rally, PM Modi showcased the recent Centre’s decision to hike the Minimum Support Price (MSP), which he claimed was done to alleviate the sufferings of the farmers.
PM Modi in Punjabi remarks indicated more relief to cotton farmers, he said “Narme nu narm nahi rehn dena, takkda karna hai (we will not slackness in initiating measures for farmers).
Flanked by the entre top brass of the Akali Dal-BJP leadership, PM Modi tore into the policies of the previous Congress government blaming them for the farmers woes.
While attacking the Captain government, Modi asked people why the state lagged behind in developmental parameters in the recent world bank’s report, while Haryana, under the BJP rule, stood third in the country. He also alleged delays in the setting up of AIIMS in Bathinda and claimed that the Punjab government lagged behind in initiating welfare programmes for the people.
“In the last 70 years, most of the times the Congress, which our farmers placed their faith in did not recognize their hard work. Only promises were made to them, and the party worked for the interest of only one family,” said PM Modi
“Ever since the BJP government took the historic MSP hike decision, the farmers are relieved. A big worry is gone. They are more confident of their produce now,” he said