Chandigarh, October 7
Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Wednesday blamed the BJP-JJP authorities for the “issues” confronted by farmers within the ‘mandis’ within the state throughout the present procurement season.
He mentioned farmers have been coming to the mandis or grain markets with paddy and different crops for a number of weeks, however buy is nothing in comparison with the arrival within the mandis.
“Farmers are being harassed within the identify of registration on portal and gate passes. The federal government is refusing to purchase the crop and citing moisture as an excuse. The farmers aren’t getting the MSP in no matter is being purchased by the federal government procurement companies.
“Left with no different choice, farmers are promoting their crops to non-public individuals at no matter costs they’re getting. The personal companies are making the most of the helplessness of the farmers and looting them,” Hooda, who’s Chief of the Opposition within the state Meeting, mentioned in an announcement right here.
The previous chief minister additional mentioned “these are the identical personal companies which had been being projected by the federal government as messiahs who would resolve all the issues of the farmers after the implementation of three new farm legal guidelines”.
“The federal government mentioned these companies will purchase the crop at a better charge than the MSP. However now it has develop into clear that personal companies are solely engaged in looting the farmers as a result of the federal government is just not prepared to purchase farmers’ crop on MSP,” he claimed.
Hooda mentioned farmers had been pressured to promote their paddy at Rs 500 to Rs 1000 lower than the minimal assist worth fastened per quintal whereas maize farmers are having to undergo a lack of Rs 1,200 per quintal and the situation is comparable for millet and cotton farmers.
The Congress chief mentioned that he interacted with many farmers who instructed him that three new farm legislations of the Centre “have began to indicate impact”.
“Issues will worsen within the coming days. Due to this fact, farmers and the Congress occasion are demanding these anti-farmer legal guidelines be revoked,” he mentioned.
Hooda additionally defended the agitation of varied farmer outfits in Sirsa towards the farm legal guidelines and in search of resignation of Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala, whom they’ve accused of clinging to energy and never caring concerning the picture of his nice grandfather late Devi Lal, former deputy prime minister, who was thought of as messiah of the peasant neighborhood.
“On this hour of problem, it’s the responsibility of all political events to face with the farmers. The JJP ought to subsequently instantly withdraw assist from the federal government that has betrayed the farmers. Now the time has come when all of the MLAs should select between energy and the farmer. Those that have betrayed the farmer, won’t stand with anybody,” Hooda mentioned.
He mentioned the Congress is engaged in preventing for farmers’ trigger in your entire nation, together with Punjab and Haryana, and can power the federal government to revoke the “anti-farmer” legislations. PTI