Punjab farmers criticise ‘budget sops’

Punjab farmers criticise ‘budget sops’

Agency News

Moga, Feb 3: Seven farmers' organisations gathered here on Sunday strongly criticised the 'anti-farmer policies' of the Narendra Modi-led Central Government and outrightly rejected the 'farmers sops' in its budget.

They described the budget as a 'mere joke' and said the scheme to provide 17 per day and rupees 6,000 per year with cultivable land up to two hectares, is not enough to address their plight.

After the meeting, BKU Akta Ugrahan general secretary Sukhdev Singh Kokri said that the Modi government is anti-farmers and only interested to help the corporate houses and even helped two of them by waiving off their 13500 crore debt.

The Modi government has done nothing for the farmers rather the budget acknowledged the distress of the farm sector by ignoring it, he said.

Mr Kokri said that farmers will not vote to BJP in the coming Lok Sabha elections and the farmers of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh already done their part as the BJP suffered badly in the Hindi heartland. (UNI)