June 12, Monday : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar targeted the Narendra Modi-led centre by saying that government failed to fulfill its promise of providing the Minimum Support Price (MSP) to the farmers which prompted them to stage protest in the country.
Kumar also warned that ” the agriculture sector will witness more crisis in the upcoming days, thanks to the apathy”.
“Farmers are in a bad condition but the central government is indifferent to them. The government is responsible for ongoing protests as it failed to enforce MSP for farm produce. The country has been witnessing an agrarian crisis due to the low price of farm produce,” Nitish told the media.
He said , when BJP came into the power in 2014 promised that it would implement the MSP with 50 per cent additional incentive for farmers. “What happened to that promise?”
“Loan waivers are not the only way to solve the farmers’ problems as they have been facing different problems at different places”. Bihar CM added.
Nitish Kumar also said the central government haven’t formulate a national policy for farmers of the country yet. “Peasants have been committing suicide because they are not getting adequate price for their crops”.
The JD-U leader said “agrarian crisis is the main cause behind the reservation demand by the Marathas in Maharashtra to Patidars in Gujarat”.
On the other hand, Kumar who is blaming centre for not fulfilling their promise, Bihar government received a notice by National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), after Purnia Sadar Hospital refused to provide mortuary van to a labourer for the body of his wife.