Thursday, Nov 22 2018 | Time 16:03 Hrs(IST)
image
  • Prove ‘alliance with PDP was on behest of Pak’ comment or apologies, Omar dares Madhav
  • Following angry outbursts from Omar, Ram Madhav withdraws 'Pak instructions' jibe
  • India champ Chennaiyin FC poised for historic debut AFC Cup campaign
  • UK High Commission delegates visit Rajasthan election commission
  • Cabinet approves MoU b/w India, Tajikistan on cooperation on Youth Matters
  • Normal life affected in Kashmir due to strike against killing of Hurriyat leader
  • Crude oil production 8 07 pc lower in Oct
  • Reference rate fixed at 71 1787 against USD
  • Dissolution of J&K Assembly in state's interest: Governor
  • Food adulteration to be non-bailable: Minister Bapat
  • Sabarimala: Fresh charges framed against BJP leaders, Surendran
  • World cup Hockey: South Africa excited to take on Hosts India on the inaugural match on Nov 28
  • Aircraft stuck up, Ahmedabad airport remained closed for an hour
  • Cabinet apprised of MoU b/w Atal Innovation Mission & Fund "Talent and Success", Russia for promotion of Science & technology
  • Huge consignments of foreign liquor seized in ‘dry’ Bihar
States Share

MSP hike has delighted farmers, but Congress losing sleep, says PM Modi

MSP hike has delighted farmers, but Congress losing sleep, says PM Modi

(Rptg, under correct file name)

Malout, Punjab, July 11 (UNI) On a visit to the rural heartland of Punjab, Prime Minister Narendra

Modi on Wednesday sought to strike a chord with two politically sensitive communities - the farmers

and the soldiers and accused the Congress of betraying the agrarian sections.

"Our farmer brothers can now breathe easy, they can earn better, they can sleep peacefully because of higher MSP - raised by our government. But you know ....because of this the Congress is having sleepless nights now," Prime Minister said addressing a Kisan Kalyan Rally here in the Muktsar district.

"Ever since the government took the historic decision to hike MSP, the farmers are relieved. They are more confident in their produce now. However, the Congress and its allies have lost sleep. They cannot stand the fact that farmers in the country are sleeping well," he charged.

Speaking in presence of Haryana Chief Minister Manohor Lal Khattar and former Punjab Chief Minister and Parkash Singh Badal, Prime Minister said, the NDA government at the Centre has hiked the Minimum Support Price of Kharif crops by Rs 200 rupees per quintal for the benefit of farmers.

Mr Modi said his government has been also trying to change the lives of army personnel and soldiers through various schemes.

“I know why for years you could earn only 10 per cent profit on the cost of inputs incurred by you. I know what was the interest behind this. Farmers are the soul of our nation, they are our ‘annadata’, but the Congress always betrayed all of you," he said adding the Congress party has only told them them "lies" and used the grand old party as vote bank.

He said the Congress party was “only for one particular family” and focused chiefly on how to make them comfortable".

Prime Minister said, his government also cleared the long-pending One Rank One Pension scheme for the Army personnel.

Earlier, Mr Modi in a tweet said that the farmers of Punjab have made an invaluable contribution in the growth of the country's agriculture sector.

Notably, the rally comes in the backdrop of unprecedented increase in the Minimum Support Price for the Kharif crops announced by the government last week.

Prime Minister has also pledged his government's commitment to double farmers’ income by 2022.

Union Ministers Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Vijay Sampla, Shiromani Akali Dal Chief Sukhbir Singh Badal and Punjab BJP Chief Shwet Malik also attended the meet.

Prime Minister made a special mention about the Akali veteran Parkash Singh Badal and said his guidance has always helped the government in pursuing the pro-farmers policies and programmes.

UNI DEVN SHK 1852

More News

Prove ‘alliance with PDP was on behest of Pak’ comment or apologies, Omar dares Madhav

22 Nov 2018 | 3:57 PM

Srinagar, Nov 22 (UNI) Challenging BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav to prove his allegation that the alliance with the PDP was formed at Pakistan's behest or apologies, National Conference (NC) vice- president Omar Abdullah on Thursday said that by this statement the BJP general secretary has disrespected the sacrifices of NC workers, who were killed for not dancing to the tunes of Pakistan.

 Sharesee more..
Sabarimala row: BJP calls Hartal in Kanyakumari tomorrow

Sabarimala row: BJP calls Hartal in Kanyakumari tomorrow

22 Nov 2018 | 3:54 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 22 (UNI) BJP has called for a hartal in the neighbouring Kanyakumari, the constituency of Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan, in Tamil Nadu, on Friday.

 Sharesee more..

Two held for double murder

22 Nov 2018 | 3:48 PM

Puducherry, Nov 22 (UNI) The police has solved the double murder case with the arrest of two persons at Anna Nagar here on Wednesday.

 Sharesee more..

Film Bazaar 2018 gets off to rollicking start

22 Nov 2018 | 3:46 PM

Panaji, Nov 22 (UNI) The first day at the 12th Film Bazaar saw a flurry of activities, aimed at understanding the fast-evolving world of filmmaking and technology associated with it and figuring out new ways of creating and distributing world-class content.

 Sharesee more..

UK High Commission delegates visit Rajasthan election commission

22 Nov 2018 | 3:44 PM

Jaipur, Nov 22 (UNI) Political and Bilateral Affairs Head of UK High Commission to India Richard Barlow on Thursday met Rajasthan election commission chief Jogaram and learnt the electoral process of state assembly here.

 Sharesee more..
image