DW BUREAU / Kaithal
Congress national media incharge Randeep Singh Surjewala on Sunday said that Haryana government led by Manohar Lal Khattar, lacked experience and vision so it frequently took U-turn on many important decisions and is now known as U-turn government.
Addressing a public meeting organised by former cheif parliamentary secretary Sultan Jadola in Pundri town, 16 km from here, the Congress leader said that due to poor image of BJP and alleged family rule and differences even among Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) family members, people now look towards only one alternative in Haryana which was “Congress party” which had experience and vision both and had all India roots.
He said that people have not forgotten INLD misrule and the threats for extortions and kidnapping which had created a sense of insecurity among people at that time.
Surjewala alleged that INLD worked like ‘B’ team of BJP and so it never cooperated when ever Congress raised any important issue of public interest. He also criticised INLD for its role during no confidence motion agianst NDA in Parliament.
He called Modi government as anti-people and against farmers. He said that before last Lok Sabha polls Modi promised fifty per cent profit on basic cost price to farmers later in an affidavit filed in Supreme Court on February 22, 2015 the union government took the plea that it could not provide fifty per cent profit on basic cost price to farmers.
He said the present NDA government waived off loans amounting to Rs 1.86 lakh of 12 big industrial houses. On the other hand Congress waived farmers loans worth Rs 72000 crore when it was in power.
He further said that during Congress rule farmers got Rs 6000 to Rs 6500 per quintal for Basmati paddy and Rs 5000 to Rs 5500 per quintal for 1121 and 1509 variety of paddy but during BJP rule they got lowest unremunerative cost for paddy crop in Mandis.
Surjewala said that Pardhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna had benefitted private insurance companies and not farmers. He said that Rs 20500 crore was collected from farmers as insurance premium for crops but they were given claims for Rs 5000 crore only.