BJP to launch 'Kheti Bachao Kisan Adalats'

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New Delhi, Mar 27: In an effort to focus the attention of people towards the UPA Government's anti farmer and anti consumer policies, the BJP has planned a nationwide people's movements during April and May.

A meeting of party General Secretaries chaired by BJP President Rajnath Singh last evening decided that the party would organise Kheti Bachao Kisan Adalats from April 7 to upto the end of May where the party leaders will examine the implementation of loan waiver scheme, irrigation, supply of uninterupted and quality power and availability of fertilisers and pesticides. The leaders would cross check if the farmers were getting minimum support price for their produce, BJP General Secretary Anant Kumar told reporters today.

He said during the Kisan Adalats, the party would highlight how loan waiver scheme of Finance Minister P Chidambaran had excluded land owners from arid zones from the waiver ambit although their conditions were worse off than farmers irrigated areas owning lesser quantum of lands, he said, citing to the 69 distressed Vidarbha farmers who had committed suicides.

He said the the leaders meeting also decided to organise a week long massive movement against price rise across the country from April 7 in all the state and district headquarters. The prices of essential commodities touched dizzy heights causing problems for the common man. The UPA government had utterly failed to check prices and the prices of petroleum products had gone up by eight times during the UPA regime'' he said.

Mr Kumar said the party would also organise Martyrs Day on April 8 in Delhi to remember the 150th year of first Indian freedom struggle. Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha L K Advani and the party President will hand over 'Shahid Dhuli Kalash' -- pots containing the assorted sacred soil of places belonging to heroes of first struggle of independence to the district party functionaries.

The party in turn would organise alash Yatras and pay their respects in their respective districts on May 10.


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