Modi stabbed them in their back: Kejriwal on farmers' issue
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over farmers' issues and alleged that he had "stabbed them in their back" by not fulfilling the promises made to them. The AAP supremo joined several leaders from the opposition parties at Jantar Mantar in Delhi, where thousands of farmers from across the country have gathered to press for their demands.
Kejriwal also refers to the M S Swaminathan Commission report
The farmers' demands include debt relief and remunerative prices for their produce. Kejriwal claimed that the Center had filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court saying it would not implement the M S Swaminathan Commission report. Prof. M S Swaminathan constituted the National Commission on Farmers on November 18, 2004, to address the nationwide calamity of farmers suicides pan India.
'Implement Swaminathan-report in 5mnths or face farmers' wrath in 2019'
"The government had also made a lot of promises to farmers in last elections (2014), but it has not fulfilled those promises. And, by not implementing the Swaminathan Commission report, Modi ji has stabbed the farmers in their back," Kejriwal alleged. He said the Union government should implement the report in five months, otherwise, the farmers will show their might in the 2019 elections.