SDPI supports agitating farmers: Abdul Majeed
The Social Democratic Party of India has extended support to the agitating farmers belonging to over 200 organisations gathered from all over India in the national capital to press the Central government for a waiver of agricultural loans and better crop prices.
SDPI general secretary Abdul Majeed in a statement said that the demand of debt waiver by farmers needs support as it is genuine. The country needs development and welfare of the people and employment to youth and not statues as being built by RSS-led Modi Government.
Abdul Majeed said raising religious fanaticism; polarization of people on communal lines, destroying democratic institutions and suppression of dissent has become order of the day, forgetting poll promises made by Modi. We fully support farmers’ rightful demands, he added.
He said that the Modi Government’s policy of extreme right, which aimed to dislodge farmers from their land, is pushing them at the receiving end. Modi only succeeded in spending hard earn tax payers money in defense which added no employment to Indian economy and wasted lot of money in his foreign trips most of it unplanned and with no results.
He said that the agriculture has almost collapsed in India under the BJP rule. It is time for the government to pay heed to farmers. The Government should take care of the ones who are feeding the country. Now public is not willing to get fooled by empty slogans of statues and Ayodhya. Farmers should get better prices.
Abdul Majeed lamented that the National Commission on Farmers, chaired by Prof. M. S. Swaminathan, had submitted five reports through the period December 2004 – October 2006. But successive governments never cared to implement the recommendations in letter and spirit and left the farmers community languishing in penury. Modi during 2014 campaign had also promised to implement Swaminathan Commission report but he has also ditched the farmers. It is very sad situation in India today, where humans should be fed, cared, helped, and where the social and Government servants should strive to bring peace, harmony, justice and to be taken care of their well being of the people who really suffer. But the government is closing their eyes and enjoying by misusing the power which they hold.[PR]
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