Mon, 31 Oct 2016
Spokesperson: Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi: He said that the public agitation that is going on the issue of agriculture, particularly in Gujarat and at all-India level, we shall talk on this today. For the past 20 years wherever there is a BJP government the condition of agriculture was in a bad shape, particularly in progress of unemployment, the BJP have achieved a specialization, progress without employment and this particularly reflects in regards to agriculture.
If you see, the Patels are the farmers and the Patidars, who are largely depended on agriculture, are being pushed towards the cities where they do not get employment, then the saying of progress without employment and this particularly is said about the Gujarat region and any amount of praise that has been made is in regard to that region where there is progress without employment. The anger of this can be seen in different ways.
Modiji had made a false propaganda, at various places during elections, as the Chief Minister of Gujarat he said that farmers do not commit suicides in Gujarat. But he did not say what the figures speak about. Almost in the eleven-year period from 2002-2012, more than five thousand fifty farmers had died, and these are the official figures, an attempt was made to hide it, instead of suicides, it was only show as deaths, but the large number of deaths that have taken place in the past 11 years gives the figures for Gujarat alone. Friday, 9th September, 2016