Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, Sept 25: Former Chief Minister Raghubar Das today addressed the people and the BJP leaders of Giridih during a virtual meeting on the occasion of Bharatiya Jansangh founder Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay’s 104th birth anniversary. His address was webcast from his Agrico residence.
While speaking at length on Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay’s life and struggle, Raghubar Das observed, “All development projects undertaken during the six year regime of the Narendra Modi government, the epicentre is socio economic uplift especially of the poor, victimized, Dalits and deprived segments of society. Schemes like Prime Minister Awas Yojna, Ayushman Bharat, Ujjwala Yojna, Jan Dhan Yojna, Saubhagya Yojna, toilets in every home, drinking water provisions and many others have been bringing them back to the mainstream of socio economic order.”
Raghubar Das stressed that industries and other production units in the state and local areas had been given a fillip with the various schemes launched that are boosting the national economy and raising the income levels. He described the farm bills passed in Parliament as historic and revolutionary as they would make the farmers economically stronger and more secure than ever before. He said that the Pradhan Mantri Samman Nidhi that provided an annual incentive of Rs 6,000 to farmers had been welcomed by the agriculture sector and an amount of Rs 6 lakh crore had been transferred to the individual accounts of farmers under the scheme. “The Congress and other parties had been at the helm for five decades and more but precious little was done for the uplift and progress of the farmers. The Congress since the initial days had bogged down the farmers and did not show any positive attitude towards their lot but, instead, when some serious plans are being unfolded the Congress and their allies are trying to throw a spanner in the wheel of the agriculture segment’s progress. It was the lack of vision and intent on the part of the Congress that saw farmers suffering under debt burdens and many committed suicide. But all that has changed. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government by introducing the farm bills have ensured that middlemen do not come into the picture in any way. The financial freedom emanating out of these bills will allow farmers to sell their farm produce in their own state and in other parts of the country while the MSP and Krishi Mandi norms remain unaltered.”
The former Jharkhand Chief Minister said, “The Congress and its allies’ ploy to mislead the people will not work as the farmers themselves will welcome the reality of the benefits being introduced with open arms.”