Haryana: Opposition corners the BJP-JJP government on farmers issues
CHANDIGARH: The opposition Congress and the INLD cornered the BJP-JJP government on issues related to farmers, unemployment and law and order during the first session of the XIV Vidhan Sabha here Tuesday.
When participating in a debate on the speech of the governor, the former prime minister and the opposition leader in the House of Representatives, raised the problems faced by farmers during the acquisition process.
He said farmers faced difficulties selling the crop.
In the preliminary moisture cut test, farmers were paid between Rs 150 and 200 less per quintal for rice, he said.
Hooda also investigated the promise to double farmers' incomes.
Recently, I went to a mandi, where the potato crop went to look for only 9 paise per kg. Now, if the harvest gets 18 paise later, they can say that farmers' incomes have doubled, Hooda said.
Hooda also said in the name of pollution, that the farmers were being defamed.
Abusing and blaming farmers for this (pollution) is not right, he said.
Leader Abhay Chautala said that although the government talked about doubling farmers' incomes by 2022, cotton and bajra crops were not being acquired.
Recalling the promise of Rs 11,000 of monthly assistance for unemployed youth by the Jannayak Janta Party, Chautala sought to hear from the BJP if he would fulfill the promises made by his ally.
The INLD leader also pointed to the government about the graph of increased crime in the state.
He said the government often talked about his Beti Bachao campaign, Beti Padhao, but could not track the 13-year-old girl who was allegedly kidnapped from a village in Bawal 496 days ago.
Meanwhile, Congress leader and MLA member Kiran Choudhary, while speaking with journalists outside the assembly, said that the governor's speech was supposed to explain the government's vision, but only showed empty in action and work.
The government does not talk about debt relief for farmers, nor the increase in crop prices ..., he said.
She said the farmers were blamed for burning stubble, but that the government had not found any concrete solution to address the problem.
The government should take corrective action and frame laws on the use of stubble in other productive ways, he said.