“The 70 lakh farmers for the last two years have been deprived of annual aid of ₹ 6,000,” BJP Chief JP Nadda said, after his roadshow in Malda.
Draped in a traditional red “gamcha” (towel), BJP chief JP Nadda today attacked West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, alleging that Bengal’s farmers have been left out of the benefits of Central schemes just because of her “ego”. Mr Nadda said the people of Bengal will bid “tata” to her and her Trinamool Congress just after the assembly elections.
Mr Nadda, while attending the final round of the month-long “Krishak Suraksha Abhiyan” of the party in Malda, said: “What Mamata-di did with farmers of Bengal by depriving them of PM Kisan Scheme benefits was an injustice. She did not allow the implementation of the welfare programme in the state to satisfy her ego.”
After a roadshow in Malda town, he said: “Now after realising that the farmers themselves have allowed the scheme she has said she would implement it. The 70 lakh farmers for the last two years have been deprived of annual aid of ₹ 6,000.”
Accompanied by state BJP chief Dilip Ghosh and others, Mr Nadda today travelled on the decorated lorry for the one kilometre road show, while the jubilant supporters of the saffron party showered petals.