January 15, 2021

Why is Congress in opposition to the farmers of MP? Shivraj Chouhan writes to Sonia Gandhi

After Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi objecting to efforts of Madhya Pradesh to get a Geographical Identification (GI) tag for its Basmati rice, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has shot a letter to Sonia Gandhi asking why the Congress is in opposition to the pursuits of farmers of Madhya Pradesh.

That is important forward of the upcoming by-polls in Madhya Pradesh after the Kamal Nath authorities had collapsed paving the best way for BJP to return to energy. Chouhan on Thursday had written to the PM condemning the transfer of the Punjab authorities to dam a GI tag for MPs Basmati and urged the PM to grant the standing to encourage farmers of the state.

“The transfer of the Punjab CM (to jot down to the PM) is in opposition to the farmers of Madhya Pradesh and displays the anti-farmer character of the Congress. Earlier, Rahul Gandhi had promised waiver of farm loans inside 10 days of a Congress authorities being fashioned within the state however Kamal Nath made a joke of that promise. I need to ask you why the Congress is so in opposition to the farmers of Madhya Pradesh. Why is the Congress so disturbed if the farmer of MP makes progress? Not simply me, all farmers of Madhya Pradesh are posing this query to you. I count on your reply quickly,” Chouhan has written to interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

The CM additionally has written to Gandhi that whereas his authorities helps farmers within the occasions of coronavirus by procuring their crop at a superb worth, the unsympathetic angle of Congress-ruled states in the direction of farmers was painful. “The previous Congress authorities in MP had additionally stopped our scheme of giving loans to farmers at 0% curiosity. That they had additionally not deposited the premium underneath the Crop Insurance coverage scheme and it’s my authorities which now deposited this premium of Rs 2200 Cr,” the CM has mentioned in his letter. He mentioned a GI Tagging for the Basmati rice of Madhya Pradesh will assist enhance exports from India and mentioned Madhya Pradesh had been producing Basmati rice for the final 25 years.

The Punjab CM had written to the PM two days in the past saying granting GI tag to MP would have an effect on the pursuits of Punjab and different states whose Basmati already had the GI tag. Chouhan has countered this saying that Basmati exporters of Punjab and Haryana are shopping for Basmati rice from MP and mentioned the Centre’s export information confirms this.

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