October 16, 2021

Photo Credits: Narendra Modi (Twitter)

PM releases Rs 18,000 cr for the farmers, accuses Opposition of misleading farmers

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi released an amount of Rs 18,000 crores on Friday for the next instalment for more than 9 crore farmers of the country under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme.

PM Modi also interacted had a discussion and interaction with the farmers post the release of Rs 18,000 crore. Under the PM-KISAN scheme, the eligible beneficiary farmers will get a financial benefit of Rs 6,000 per year which will be given in four monthly installments of Rs 2,00 each by direct benefit transfer.

While addressing the farmers, Modi slammed at the Opposition leaders for misleading the farmers and spreading half and incomplete information on the recently passed agricultural laws and disrupting the economic policy citing the farmers.

PM Modi asked, “Mamata Baneerjee has problems in implementing PM KISAN in West Bengal. But, she joins hands in Punjab with the same people she fights in West Bengal. Do the citizens not know about this game? Those who are in Opposition are quiet on this. Why are they silent?”

After the release of the installment, PM stressed on the point that Opposition Parties are exposed in front of the people of the country. He said, “Those rejected by the electorate are now indulging in the event management for publicity. The country has seen these people. They are exposed in front of the country. The party which does not say anything about injustice to the farmers in West Bengal are busy creating problems for people of Delhi and destroying the economy (arth neeti) in the name of the farmers.”

Highlighting on the earlier government, PM Modi said those were in the previous government for several years left the farmers on their own.

Modi asked, “Promises were made and forgotten. Due to the agricultural policies of the previous government, the poor became poorer, was it not important to change the state of the farmers?”

The Prime Minister further said, “Today, every farmer knows where he will get the best price for his produce. With these farm reforms, farmers can sell their produce to anyone anywhere. What is wrong if the farmers are being benefitted?”

Farmers have continued the protest along the borders of Delhi from November 26 against the three key farm bills passed by the Centre.

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