‘Cong deceived farmers in name of loan forgiveness; PM gave them Rs 6k every year’

BJP National Chairman JP Nadda on Saturday accused Congress of misleading farmers in the name of the loan waiver, and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had given

Rs 6,000 to farmers every year under the PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi program.

“Today a lot of people call themselves farm leaders, but they haven’t done anything for the community. Congress has misled farmers in the name of loan forgiveness. (Second) Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave 6,000 rupees every year to farmers under Prime Minister-Kisan Samman Nidhi,” he said at an election rally.

“When the prime minister launched the Jan Dhan Yojana, the opposition laughed at it. (SP leader) Akhilesh ji, who was born with a silver spoon, and Rahul (Gandhi) ji asked what would happen to bank accounts for the poor?Today, the money paid under Prime Minister Kisan Samman Nidhi, Prime Minister Awas Yojana and other schemes goes directly to the bank accounts of the poor, and it does not there is no middle man,” he said.

Nadda also claimed that the Samajwadi Party (SP) had cheated the NISHAD Party, and it was the BJP that was working to fill the (people’s) plate.

The NISHAD party is an ally of the BJP and its election symbol is a plate full of food.

The BJP leader further claimed that only the Saffron Party has brought the poor, Dalits, disadvantaged and exploited sections of society, women, farmers and youths into the mainstream.

“We asked Akhilesh ji — what have you done for Uttar Pradesh, but he did not answer. When their job is to open illegal arms factories and patronize thugs, what will they do for the people?” He asked.

Bhadohi will go to the polls in the seventh and final phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections on March 7.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been edited by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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