A BJP MP from Bihar took a dig at the Modi government in Lok Sabha…
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farmers who have 56-inch chest as they have been working in the most trying conditions, Congress chief whip in Lok Sabha Jyotiraditya Scindia said on Tuesday.
The Guna MP slammed the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh “for failing to compensate the farmers who have been losing crop to extreme weather conditions since the last three years”.
“It’s a shame that even after the special session of the state assembly, the BJP government has failed to compensate the farmers in the state for loss of crops,” Scindia told a farmers’ rally in Ambah in Morena district.He said the farmers had been feeding the nation despite severe constraints of water, seeds and fertilizers and were worthy of special praise.
Training guns at the Modi government, the Congress leader said the Centre had failed to implement the Swaminathan Committee report on raising the minimum support price for crops.
“Wherever bonus was being paid to the farmers, the present central government put an end to it,” said Scindia.
He demanded that farmers in the state be given copies of the official survey report of their damaged crops to prevent corruption.
The former Union minister said the entire country wants to know from the PM where the much-promised achchhe din (good days) are.
Instead, there is rampant corruption now in the present government and the BJP’s new slogan shall be Dikha do sapna-sabka maal apna (pocket all wealth after showing dreams), he said.
‘Time to give new Gwalior stadium a heritage look’
In Gwalior Jyotiraditya Scindia, who is also Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association chairman, suggested the Gwalior Division Cricket Association (GDCA) to give the main building of the new cricket stadium a heritage look.
Scindia visited the stadium site at Shankarpur on the outskirts of Gwalior and assured funds for construction of a new pavilion and galleries and infrastructure of an international-standard cricket stadium.