Rashtriya Manch is not anti-Govt but it stands against wrong policies: Yashwant Sinha

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 01 Feb 2018 12:06:38


Staff Reporter

“EXPLOITATION of farmers, unemployment and education are still prevailing problems in the country and the Central Government has failed completely in taking concrete initiatives to solve these problems during its tenure. Rashtriya Manch is not an anti-government organisation but it is a group of people to register their protest against wrong policies of Central and State Governments and fight for farmers’ rights. Brutal act of district administration and Police Department with innocent farmers in Gadarwara will never be tolerated and Rashtriya Manch will strongly object exploitation of farmers,” said former Union Finance Minister and senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party Yashwant Sinha. He was addressing a press conference before leaving for Narsinghpur to register protest against exploitation of farmers by NTPC, district administration and police department in Gadarwara.

Sinha informed that even after handing over a 4-point memorandum to the District Collector addressing the State Government to provide appropriate price of crops to sugarcane farmers, providing benefits of Bhavantar Yojana, adequate compensation and employment to farmers displaced for establishment of NTPC Project. Instead of taking positive action on demands, the Government and local authorities have cleared their intentions with cane charging farmers and arresting them. Taking a serious note into the incident, he refused several media houses for budget reaction programme in Delhi to start a campaign against Government machinery and fight for rights of farmers in Gadarwara.

Former Finance Minister Sinha added that condition of farmers was not bad during governance of former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee but the present Govt has completely overlooked ground reality and deprived farmers’ of their benefits. Replying to a query, Yashwant Sinha said that general and State Assembly elections cannot be held without constitutional amendment. During the press conference, farmers’ leader Shivkumar Sharma ‘Kakkaji’ and others were present.