Shiromani Akali Dal today out rightly rejected the proposed Rs.50 hike in the MSP of Rice and Cotton and said that unfortunate meager hike on the day Indian Meteorological Department announcing failure of impending monsoon reflects the total disconnect of Congress led UPA government with the reality on the ground.Addressing various rallies in Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency in favour of SAD-BJP Candidate Mr. Arun Jaitely, Youth Akali Dal President Mr. Bikram Singh Majithia said that Congress led UPA government by announcing MSP affecting 80% population of the country during the last 20 days of misrule, has tried to backstab the farming community for voting it out. He said that it was surprising that on one hand the meteorological department of India was announcing that monsoon this time would be 35% below normal and 95% of the country would face deficient monsoon on other hand the Union government has procured the cabinet nod to increase MSP by meager Rs.50. He said that denial of remunerative price to the farmers was a conspiracy by Congress led UPA government to finish the farmers and push them deeper in debt trap.
He said that during last paddy season also Punjab farmers spent Rs.30,000 crore more on diesel pump sets and Punjab government purchased power in the open market by paying Rs.55,000 more to provide power to farmers free of cost due to deficient rains but Union government failed to compensate a single penny to Punjabis for fulfilling their national duty of making country self sufficient on food security front. He said that Shiromani Akali Dal and BJP in its manifesto had already sought implementation of recommendation of Swaminathan Commission that had recommended linking MSP with Price Index or providing 50% profit on the input costs of the farmers. He said that for last 65 years Congress had been befooling the farming community and farmers of this country have now woken up for their rights. He said that NDA on assuming power would review the decision of Congress led UPA government on the critical issue of MSP and provide remunerative price to the farmers. Giving a call to decimate the Congress from the political scene of the country, Mr. Majithia said that this last anti farmer decision of Congress party has exposed its real killer face and time has come to give befitting punishment to Congress party.