New Delhi: Counting the Opposition’s anti-farmer charge on the government, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Saturday said that the government is for poor and the farmers. Shah was speaking at Ujjain Sambhag Kisan Sammelan in Ratlam city of Madhya Pradesh. “After BJP govt was formed in 2014, in his first speech, Modi ji had said that our govt is for the poor and the farmers. Those words had come straight from his heart,” Shah added. Also Read - BJP, TMC Lock Horns Over Jai Shri Ram Chants as Mamata Refuses to Address Netaji Event in Kolkata | Key Points
Earlier in the day, Congress president Rahul Gandhi also accused the ruling government of being pro-industrialists. “The present government is partial towards 15 industrialists. For the past four and a half years the government has waived off loans worth Rs 3 lakh crore for the industrialists, the same should be done for the farmers,” he had said while addressing a gathering in the Morena district. Also Read - What is Ayushman CAPF? How it Will Help Central Armed Forces | All You Need to Know
The landless poor have been marching towards Delhi since Thursday. Until now, they have covered a distance of 36 km.
Meanwhile, election commission of India has announced dates for the Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Mizoram and Telangana Assembly elections 2018. The Vidhan Sabha poll in Madhya Pradesh will be held in a single phase on November 28.
For the unversed, the tenure of the Madhya Pradesh 230-member House expires on January 7, 2019. The BJP has been in power in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh. In Rajasthan, the party has 160 seats in the 200-member House while in Madhya Pradesh, it won 166 seats in the House.