New Delhi, Sep 25 Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday accused the Yogi Adityanath led BJP government in Uttar Pradesh of insulting and cheating farmers by only advertising about their welfare on billboards and bringing any iota of change on the ground.
In a tweet in Hindi, she said that the farmers were being fooled in the name of loan waivers as well.
“The BJP in Uttar Pradesh has limited the issue of farmers’ interest to only advertisements and billboards. The farmers are not getting their dues. They do not get proper electricity supply, but their electricity bills have been hiked. They have been cheated in the name of the loan waiver. And they are also being insulted,” she added.
Farmers whose lands have to be acquired for the airport project have been demanding higher compensation since last year – when the amount of compensation was decided by the Uttar Pradesh government. They have demanded that they be compensated at four times the circle rate instead of twice the circle rate as the government has determined.