‘For 70 years, Congress betrayed the farmers and used them as a vote bank’


ddressing a massive Kisan Kalyan Rally in Malout, Punjab on 11 July, 2018. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched scathing attack at the Congress party and held them responsible for not thinking about welfare of farmers. He alleged that for 70 years, the Congress party thought only about its own welfare, betrayed the farmers and used them as a vote bank. The Prime Minister asserted that the NDA Government was committed to welfare of farmers and hence it fulfilled the promise regarding the Minimum Support Price and approved historic increase of 1.5 times in the MSP for kharif crops. Shri Modi said that the move would significantly add to farmers’ income and empower them. He also slammed the Congress for spreading lies and rumours regarding MSP.

The Prime Minister expounded several farmer friendly measures being undertaken by the Centre like 100 per cent neem coating of urea, Kisan Sampada Yojana and e-NAM. He also highlighted how initiatives like Jan Dhan Yojana, Ujjwala Yojana, Mudra Yojana and Fasal Bima Yojana were empowering the farmers.

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At the rally in Malout, elaborated on the steps taken by the NDA Government for the welfare of farmers. Spoke about the increase in MSP, steps taken to improve soil health, neem coating of urea and ensuring better markets for our farmers.

Highlights of PM’s Speech

For 70 years, the Congress party thought only about its own welfare, betrayed the farmers and used them as a vote ban

NDA Government is committed to welfare of farmers and hence has fulfilled the promise regarding the Minimum Support Price.

Historic increase of 1.5 times in the MSP for kharif crops would significantly add to farmers’ income and empower them.
Congress is spreading lies and rumours regarding Minimum Support Price.

Initiatives like Jan Dhan Yojana, Ujjwala Yojana, Mudra Yojana and Fasal Bima Yojana have benefitted farmers immensely.