New Delhi, Feb 23: Madhya Pradesh minister Gopal Bhargav made a weird comment on farmer deaths, saying MLAs also die. He said that even MLAs don’t live forever and that nobody has control over deaths. (Also read: Farmers From Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana Stage Protest; Stopped at Delhi-Faridabad Border)
” MLAs also die. In past four years, 10 MLAs have died. Does anybody have any control on death? MLAs live forever? We are also concerned about the problem. We also have sympathies for farmers,” he said.
Meanwhile, a massive protest was staged by thousands of farmers in Haryana’s Faridabad. The farmers were demanding the implementation of the Swaminathan Commission recommendations. Similar protests were being organised in Madhya Pradesh.
Zee News reported that farmers from 62 organisation in Rajasthan, Haryana, and Punjab came together to protest for their common demand. Police from these three states stopped them to control the situation at Delhi-Faridabad border.
The Swaminathan Commission report recommended that a system should be created for food and nutrition security, sustainability, and enhancing quality of farm commodities. The commission also recommended measures for credit to farmers and to improve marketing of the produce.