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Farmers resentment against anti-farmer policies of the BJP will manifest through the EVMs on June 4

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Mumbai: Farmers spread across in 31 Lok Sabha constituencies of Vidarbha, Marathwada, North Maharashtra and Western Maharashtra who had once given great electoral success to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led alliance in 2014 and 2019 general elections, are now angry. Out of these Lok Sabha constituencies, exit polls and voting trends seem to indicate that the angry farmers have rejected the grand alliance of the BJP because of its neglect of cotton and soybean farmers.

This will manifest itself through the EVMs and will adversely affect all the Union Ministers and Ministers of State and honest upright public representatives, remarked Vidarbha based farmer leader Kishore Tiwari on Monday.

In some Lok Sabha constituencies of Vidarbha, Marathwada, North Maharashtra and Western Maharashtra where the rural economy is completely dependent on cotton and soybean crops, the fall in the market procurement price of cotton and soybean and other cash crops in the last three years has caused huge losses as well as the huge cost of cultivation. Kishore Tiwari claimed that the farmers and farm laborers are very angry with BJP because of the increase in input costs, the decrease in production, falling procurement prices, the huge increase in health and education costs. An army of unemployed people who have taking vocational education has been created in the rural areas in the last 10 years. This displeasure amongst the rural electorate will be clear by the afternoon of June 4.

In the last decade, 32,840 farmers committed suicide, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not addressed any of the issues facing the farmers like new varieties of seeds, new techniques and new techniques to reduce the cost of cultivation, timely assured availability of crop loans to farmers from government banks, guarantee of 50% profit on planting cost, pulses crop, cereals, oil-seeds in the cropping system. Since no concrete work has been done in the past 10 years on special subsidy for cultivation of pulses, oilseeds, processing techniques at village level, network of farmers’ producer unions, employment opportunities in rural Maharashtra. Also, in the coming five years, there is no discussion in the BJP resolution on the root issue of this agricultural crisis. Farmer leader Kishore Tiwari has argued that the farming community which had once expressed faith in the BJP, that has now turned into huge disappointment and will be visible on June 4 in Maharashtra.

Vivek Bhavsar
Vivek Bhavsar
Vivek Bhavsar is the Editor-In-Chief. He is a senior journalist having experience of more than 30 years in political and investigative journalism. He is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheNews21. He has worked with leading English mainline dailies, including The Asian Age, Free Press Journal, and also carries the experience of strides in leading regional newspapers like Lokmat and Saamana.

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