Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar says low procurement prices for farmers is basis of current agrarian crisis

14 June 2017, 12:26 PM
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar says low procurement prices for farmers' is basis of current agrarian crisis
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar says low procurement prices for farmers' is basis of current agrarian crisis

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Monday slammed Centre for not providing adequate procurement price to farmers that coerced the latter to hit the streets in various states. He said the farmers are not getting adequate minimum support price and it is the reason for the current agrarian crisis.

While addressing a press conference, the Bihar chief minister alleged that soil health cards are not meant for farmers as it indirectly gives benefit to crop insurance companies.

The farmers had staged the protest in BJP-ruled states Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra in past few days. Five people were killed in police firing in Mandsaur during farmers protest.

Reacting to Keshav Prasad Maurya statement, Nitish said he is ready to go for mid-term polls in Bihar but the BJP should also hold simultaneously for Uttar Pradesh too.

He said all NDA and BJP Lok Sabha members of UP and Bihar should resign and go for a fresh poll. 

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First Published: Monday, June 12, 2017 01:52 PM

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