'Same people have tricked farmers for decades'
First Published Nov 30, 2020, 5:12 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched a scathing attack at the opposition for misleading farmers over the new agriculture laws.
Speaking while inaugurating the six-lane widening project of the Varanasi-Prayagraj section of NH-19 in Varanasi, Prime Minister Modi said earlier, the decisions of the government were opposed but now the criticism is based on mere apprehensions. He said confusion is spread in society about what has not happened yet, which will never happen. He said these are the same people who have consistently tricked the farmers for decades.
Touching upon the MSP issue raised by farmers, the Prime Minister said even though MSP was declared in the past, but a very meager MSP purchase used to take place. "This deception went on for years. Large loan waiver packages were announced in the name of farmers, but they did not reach the small and marginal farmers."
The Prime Minister said when history has been full of deception, then two things are natural. "The first is that there is decades of history behind the farmers being apprehensive about the promises of governments. Secondly, it has become a compulsion for those who break the promises, to spread the lie that what used to take place before, is still going to happen."
Criticizing the opposition, the Prime Minister said: "These are the people who used to raise questions about PM Kisan Samman Nidhi, spreading the rumour that this money was being given in view of the elections and that after the election the same money will have to be given back with interest."
He remarked that the "truth of those who spread illusions on the basis of mere apprehensions is being constantly exposed before the country. When farmers understand their lies, then they start spreading lies on another subject." He added the government is also constantly answering those farmers who still have some concerns.