Special ceremony to thank Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for implementing the crucial laws related to the agriculture sector
BJP National President Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda on 22 October 2020 addressed a special ceremony at the party’s central office in Delhi. The event was organised to thank Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for implementing the crucial laws related to the agriculture sector. Besides BJP National President Shri JP Nadda, the event saw participation from farmers and farmer representatives from more than 350 villages neighbouring the Delhi NCR region.
Shri JP Nadda thanked the farmers and their representatives at the central office for greeting Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modiji warmly and presenting a shawl, turban and plough. “The way you all have greeted the Prime Minister and given a shawl, turban and plough is very heartening. I shall keep these presents safe and shall personally go to give them to Prime Minister Modiji,” Shri Nadda added.
He said, “Under the leadership of our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi the interest of farmers in the country shall always be protected and the interests of poor farmers and villagers shall always be ensured by the Modi government while framing policies. Farmers are our breadwinners and they have contributed tremendously towards ensuring that India’s honour is never sullied.”
He said that there have been many big farmer leaders in India, but it was only our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modji who brought a sea change in the living condition of our great farmers. The day he took over as the Prime Minister of India, Modiji started formulating policies keeping in view the benefit and upliftment of the farmers. Farm laws like Agricultural Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Simplification) Act and Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Price Assurance Act and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act will go a long way in empowering our farmers. This will lead to ‘One Nation, One Market’.
Launching an attack on the Congress he said that the plight of Congress party is like that of those who lose a game of gully cricket and then walk back home sulking after uprooting the wicket and claiming never to play again. Congress leaders fight elections, but they lose every time and after losing they start criticising everyone. Not even this, they (Congress) criticise even themselves. It is better to stay away from such people.
Shri JP Nadda said that Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh says to write about MSP in the Act. I want to bring to the kind attention of Amarinder Singhji that such steps are done through executive orders. There was your government in the centre for 55 years, then why did you not write it into an Act? Who has stopped you? In 2013, Rahul Gandhi asked Chief Ministers of Congress-ruled states to keep fruits out of the MSP. Not just this, during its election announcement in 2019, Congress had said that it will promote contract farming, remove roadblocks in farmer mandis and will remove the essential commodities act. Congress kept on writing this, but Prime Minister Narendra Modiji went ahead and brought a positive change in farmers’ lives by bringing such farmer friendly laws. Rahul Gandhi, are you well-wishers of farmers or middlemen who harass and cheat poor farmers or who care just for your family, Shri Nadda asked.
He further said that the some objections in Punjab is not by farmers but by middlemen. Congress is not worried about farmers but the middlemen. If Rahul Gandhi and Captain Amarinder Singh were well wisher of our farmers they would have congratulated Prime Minister Modiji. Congress led UPA government in its 10 years of rule waived farm loans worth just Rs 54000-55000 crore . In that too there were reports of corruption and majority of farmers were not benefitted from it. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi took many steps to empower farmers which include giving annual assistance of Rs 6000 to each farmer so that he can live a dignified life while doing farming. Under this scheme Rs 92000 crore were deposited directly in the account of farmers across India.
He added that the recommendations of Swaminathan Committee Report were never implemented by Congress led UPA Government. It was Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi who implemented Swaminathan Committee Report to fulfil dreams and aspirations of crore of farmers across India. Due to this revolutionary step, first time farmers were ensured more price of their produce as MSP was hiked by one and a half times. In the 20 lakh crore fund allocated under ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’ 1 lakh crore has been assigned for improvement in agriculture infrastructure. Under ‘Vocal for Local’ initiative local agriculture products will be branded on the lines of global branding.
Also present on the occasion were BJP National General Secretaries Shri Arun Kumar Singh, Shri Dushyant Gautam and Shri Tarun Chugh, BJP Kisan Morcha President Shri Rajkumar Chahar, Delhi State BJP President Shri Adesh Gupta, Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Shri Ramvir Singh Bidhuri, BJP Members of Parliament from Lok Sabha Shri Ramesh Bidhuri and Shri Parvesh Verma and farmer representatives Shri Narayan Singh, Shri Amar Singh, Shri Sibbal Singh including farmers in large numbers.