Kejriwal proclaims mortgage waiver, 5 different pre-poll ‘ensures’ for Gujarat farmers




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Dwarka (Gujarat), Sep 2: Aam Aadmi Get together convener Arvind Kejriwal on Friday introduced a set of six pre-poll “guarantees” for farmers, together with waiver of agricultural loans, if the AAP was voted to energy in Gujarat as he stepped up his outfit’s campaigning for the year-end Meeting elections within the BJP-ruled state.

Kejriwal announces loan waiver, 5 other pre-poll guarantees for Gujarat farmers

Kejriwal mentioned his occasion, if voted to energy, will create a mechanism to purchase farm produce from farmers on Minimal Help Worth (MSP).

In his handle to farmers at Dwarka city of Devbhumi Dwarka district, the Delhi Chief Minister additionally promised to conduct a recent land survey as farmers had been sad with the survey performed not too long ago by the Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP) authorities.

“Though MSP is announced every year, farm produce is not sold at that price. It is my guarantee that our government will buy at MSP if farmers do not find any other buyer who is willing to buy their produce at MSP,” mentioned Kejriwal.

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The AAP chief added {that a} authorities headed by his occasion within the state will first cowl 5 farm produce – wheat, paddy, cotton, chana and groundnut – below the ‘purchase at MSP’ programme after which add extra commodities to the checklist going ahead.

“I have learnt the farmers in Gujarat get electricity at night to irrigate their fields. If the AAP is voted to power, we will give electricity during the day, that, too, for 12 hours. We will also cancel the land survey done by this government and order a re-survey,” mentioned Kejriwal.

The AAP chief mentioned it was unfair to offer electrical energy to farmers for irrigation at night time whereas Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel and state BJP President CR Paatil can have energy provide for twenty-four hours. Elevating one other contentious subject regarding Gujarat farmers, Kejriwal, as his third assure, promised to scrap the land survey performed not too long ago by the BJP authorities.

“This land survey was wrong. We will scrap it and conduct a re-survey of land by keeping farmers in the loop,” mentioned the Delhi CM. On the traces of Delhi, Gujarat farmers will even get a compensation of Rs 20,000 per acre in case of crop loss on account of varied calamities, promised Kejriwal as his fourth assure.

“My fifth guarantee is that within one year of forming a government, we will provide irrigation water to each and every village which falls under the Narmada dam project’s command area,” he mentioned. With out elaborating a lot, the Delhi CM promised mortgage waiver for Gujarat farmers as his sixth assure to cultivators. A day after profitable the boldness movement within the Delhi Meeting, Kejriwal claimed the BJP had provided Rs 20 crore to every AAP MLA to modify sides.

Whereas addressing the gathering at Dwarka, the AAP chief, with out taking names, claimed the BJP had “purchased” 277 MLAs throughout the nation up to now by spending Rs 6,500 crore.

Kejriwal had made the identical declare whereas talking within the Delhi Meeting on Thursday. The BJP, nevertheless, had countered the cost accusing the AAP of creating false claims simply to divert folks’s consideration from the corruption fees in opposition to Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia. He alleged the BJP authorities on the Centre will increase costs of petrol and diesel at common intervals to create funds to purchase legislators of opposition events.

“They (BJP) recently formed governments in Madhya Pradesh (2020) and Maharashtra (2022) by purchasing MLAs (of other parties). They also tried to do the same in Delhi, as they offered Rs 20 crore to each AAP MLA (to switch sides). They were ready to spend Rs 800 crore to buy our MLAs,” he alleged.

The BJP has rejected the AAP declare. Previously, Kejriwal had introduced a set of pre-poll “guarantees”, together with free electrical energy as much as 300 items per thirty days, unemployment allowance of Rs 3,000, ten lakh authorities jobs, free and high quality healthcare to all and free training in state-run colleges and Rs 1,000 allowance for ladies if the AAP involves energy in Gujarat.

The AAP chief has visited Gujarat a number of occasions in the previous couple of months to provide a fillip to his occasion’s campaigning within the state, the place the BJP is in energy for greater than twenty years.

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