Congress’ policies responsible for agricultural crisis : Vijay Sampla

Congress disrupted the Parliament, but with elections around the corner they are showing their concern for the farmers
Union Minister and Punjab BJP president, Vijay Sampla today said that the people are fully aware of the politics played by the Congress over agricultural issues. He said that the policies of the successive Congress governments during the past seven decades are responsible for the agricultural crisis in the country. “The Congress leaders could have discussed this important issue during the winter session of the Parliament, but they instead chose otherwise and disrupted the house proceedings. Now in the wake of the upcoming assembly elections, they realized their mistake and showed up in front of the Prime Minister”, said Sampla.
Sampla further said, “The farmers of Punjab haven’t forgotten the step-motherly treatment meted out to them by the Manmohan Singh government in 2008. Not even a single paisa reached the farmers of Punjab when he announced the Rs 70,000 Crore debt waiver for the farmers of the nation. Capt. Amarinder Singh and the then Congress leadership failed to come to the rescue of our Annadata”.
Sampla said that the way out of this agricultural crisis is a far-sighted policy, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government at the Centre is continuously working upon. “The present government allotted Rs 35984 Crore for the agriculture sector this financial. This is the largest sum ever allotted for the agri-sector by any Central government since independence. With the improvement of irrigation facilities and policies like the crop insurance scheme, new targets have been set to enhance and create new sources of income for the farmers. A farmer-friendly environment is being created so that the farmers spend less on chemical fertilizers, thereby increasing their earning. These initiatives of the Central government will soon bear fruit”, added Sampla.