UNPA blames Congress, BSP for dismal state of farmer

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Azamgarh, Mar 16 (UNI) Opposing division of states, United National progressive Alliance (UNPA) today criticised the Congress and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) for their wrong policies and also held them responsible for the dismal condition of farmers.

While addresing a kisan rally here, UNPA leaders asked the farmers to uproot the government that is busy in favouring rich and prosperous. ''No benefit will be done to farmers till Congress-led UPA at the Centre and Mayawati-led UP government is in power, '' they said.

UNPA president and former UP Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav said '' UNPA is totally againt 'division of state' and any further division will bring more miseries to the state.'' Calling both the Central and UP government anti-farmers, he said they lack policies, which could help farmers to fight their miseries.

''We have asked the government to fix support price of wheat and other grains at Rs 1400 and 1500 per quintal respectively,'' Mr Yadav said.

''We will continue our struggle till our demands are not met, '' he added.

Expressing concern over the ground water level, he suggeted that ponds should be dug to compensate the loss.

''Lack of potable water is not only a concern for UP, but the entire country is under the threat. If government continues to ignore the crises soon the entire country would become a desert,'' he cautioned.

Former Harayana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala termed the Congress as ''anti-farmer as ever and always the party for rich and properous.'' Suicide rate of farmers was the highest in Congress-ruled states.

Farmers get loans at 14 per cent interest, whereas industrialists get the same at four per cent, he underlined.

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