UP polls: Congress tricked farmers in name of loan waiver: BJP leader JP Nadda

UP Polls: BJP leader called Samajwadi party and criminals two sides of the same coin. (File)

Bhadohi (UP):

BJP National Chairman JP Nadda on Saturday accused Congress of misleading farmers in the name of loan relief, and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had given Rs 6,000 to farmers every year in under the PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi program.

“Today a lot of people call themselves farm leaders, but they haven’t done anything for the community. Congress has misled farmers in the name of loan forgiveness. (Second) Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave 6,000 rupees every year to farmers under Prime Minister-Kisan Samman Nidhi,” he said at an election rally.

“When the prime minister launched the Jan Dhan Yojana, the opposition laughed at it. (Samajwadi party leader) Akhilesh ji, who was born with a silver spoon, and Rahul (Gandhi) ji asked what it would happen to the bank accounts for the poor.“Today, the money paid under Prime Minister Kisan Samman Nidhi, Prime Minister Awas Yojana and other schemes goes directly to the bank accounts of the poor, and it does not there are no intermediaries,” he said.

Mr. Nadda also claimed that the Samajwadi Party (SP) had cheated the Nishad Party, and that it was the BJP that was working to fill the (people’s) plate.

“Under the twin-engine government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, work is underway to fill the plates of the poor, while the SP, BSP (Bahujan Samaj Party) and the Congress have committed the sin of emptying the plate of the poor,” he said.

The Nishad party is an ally of the BJP and its election symbol is a plate full of food.

The BJP leader further claimed that only his party has brought the poor, Dalits, disadvantaged and exploited sections of society, women, farmers and youth to the mainstream.

“We asked Akhilesh ji — what have you done for Uttar Pradesh, but he did not answer. When their job is to open illegal arms factories and patronize thugs, what will they do for the people?” He asked.

Stepping up his attack on the opposition party, Mr Nadda said: “Over the past two months, I have asked Akhilesh Yadav a question: as soon as you became chief minister, why did you withdraw from recorded against terrorists involved in bombings? the explosions at Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Ayodhya and Lucknow, and the terrorist attack on the CRPF camp at Rampur? But Akhilesh did not answer.

“Akhilesh ji, what relationship do you have with the terrorist family?… The Samajwadi party and the criminals are two sides of the same coin,” he added.

Bhadohi will go to the polls in the seventh and final phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections on March 7.

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