“Come clean on farmers”-Farmer Activist Kishore Tiwari critises BJP –TIME OF INDIA
Yavatmal, Jul 20,2011
Time news service
President of Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti (VJAS), an NGO working for farmer welfare, today demanded that the BJP should declare its National Policy on farmers. Tiwari who proactively advocates cotton growers spoke at a press conference here
Tiwari severely criticized that whirlwind vidarbha tour of former BJP president Rajnath Singh at the behest of sitting LS member Hanraj Aher from chandrapur and sid that singh should have persuaded his party high command to come out from before nation over farmer issue .
Tiwari suggested that the former BJP president should instead of wasting time in rhetoric ,try to end the suffering of the farmers and their widows .he went to extend that of saying that singh should rather take to rahul Gandhi.
It is notable in june chandrapur MP Hansrak Aher organized a day Dharna opposite to Yavatmal District collector against price rise and shortage of seed fertilizers surprisingly former district president Divakar Pande and his splinter group did not participate in it .
‘it is fact that at least six districts of western vidarbha are till under the grip of natural calamities followed by the organized exploitation of illiterate farmers at the hands of unscrupulous moneylenders’ Tiwari said who wondered why a party like BJP overlooked the ailing farmers
He alleged that the BJP leadership has not uttered a single word about 116 thermal power plants projects of private energy producers proposed to come up in central India whih involves acquisition of fertile land running in to thousands of acres .
‘the BJP leaders sympathy and concern toward the the farmers in the country is nothing but a crocodile’s tear’ Tiwari said adding that none of the local leaders has gound time to visit the project affected villagers in get themselves acquainted with the problems of the affected farmers.
Thousand of acres land has to be acquired from farmers for the proposed energy projects at the villages Bijora (Mahagoan) and Kolura(Ner) of Yavatmal District and the affected villagers have strongly protested it.
Yet former BJP MLAa MadanYerawar and Uttam Inagle and former MLC Divakar Pande did not find time to visit affected areas.
Tiwari alleged that BJP president Nitin Gadkari owned Purti industries have grate interest in these projects and Gadkari’s salience stands testimony to it. BJP is playing double role for political gain as earlier it passed resolution of separate vidarbha in it’s national executive meet and now it is in trumpeting over it’s deep concern over farmer issues.
VJAS chief said."I, therefore, demand on behalf of the debt-ridden farmers and farm widows of Vidarbha that the BJP high command make public its national policy on farmers,”