JP Nadda to launch mega farmer outreach campaign in Bengal
First Published Jan 8, 2021, 9:47 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President JP Nadda will launch a campaign "ek mutho chaal" (a handful of rice) in West Bengal to counter the Trinamool Congress’ “anti-farmer” allegation.
As part of the campaign, BJP workers will visit every farmer household across 48,000 villages in the state to collect rice. JP Nadda is scheduled to launch the campaign on January 9.
The rice collected by the BJP workers across the state will be used to prepare community meals not just for farmers and their families but also for the poor.
During JP Nadda’s visit, he will hold a "Krishak Suraksha Gram Sabha" at Katwa in Bardhaman. Farmers will take part in this program where JP Nadda will speak with the farmers and listen to their problems.
Apart from the recent farm reforms, Nadda is likely to speak on PM Kisan Samman Nidhi, PM Soil Health Cards, and Kisan Bima Surkasha Yojana.
Vice president for Kisan Morcha, Sreerupa Mitra Chaudhary said, “Nadda ji will lead this campaign. We will go door to door seeking bhiksha from our farmers. In around 3,000-plus gram sabhas, we will be holding Krishak Surkasha Gram Sabhas. This will be launched by our national president.”