Former govts in UP has done nothing for farmers: BJP

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Apr.8 (ANI): While praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for their concern towards the farmers in Uttar Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Srikant Sharma on Saturday took a jibe at former Samajwadi Party government for not doing anything for the farmers.

"Uttar Pradesh's ex-Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati's government's work has remained only on computer. They themselves are anti-farmer and are anti-people. The work of opposition is to oppose Chief Minister Adityanath's work," he said.

"Prime Minister Modi and Chief Minister Yogi are making efforts to make farmers self-reliant. Former government has wasted the sugarcane industry and mills. Those mills which were already closed were sold," he added.

He also assured that Chief Minister Adityanath has also ordered the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd (NAFED) institution and the state's institute will also buy potatoes from the farmers and the government will buy potatoes at Rs. 487 per quintal.

"Even in the Kisan Mandi Committee, there is grave corruption. There have been scams till now. From June 15, all the Mandi committees should be crater-free. If there is any delay, then the responsible and the people will be tax-free," he added. (ANI)