The central benefits of the Bengal bloc for farmers

Prime Minister Kisan Yojna: Mamata Banerjee’s ideology had “destroyed” West Bengal, Prime Minister Modi said (File)

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today accused the government of Mamata Banerjee in Bengal of blocking a central farmer benefit program due to its political agenda and of denying funds to 70 lakh farmers in the state under the PM-KISAN flagship program. .

Mamata Banerjee’s ideology had “destroyed” Bengal, Prime Minister Modi said, accusing the Prime Minister of “doing politics” by blocking the scheme to provide farmers with Rs 6,000 annually under “Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi” (PM -KISAN). The comments come in an escalation of war between Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress and the BJP in the run-up to the Bengal elections in four months.

“If you listen to a 15 year old Mamta speech Ji, then you will know how much his ideology has ruined Bengal, “he said.

“The public is watching closely those who engage in selfish politics. The parties that do not speak for the benefit of West Bengal farmers are busy harassing the citizens of Delhi here in the name of the farmers and are ruining the country’s economy.”

The Prime Minister was speaking at an event in which he distributed Rs 18,000 crore to over nine crore to farmers against the backdrop of relentless protests near Delhi over three new agricultural laws. He also interacted with farmers from nine states.

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In his speech, Prime Minister Modi wondered why there was unrest in Bengal against agricultural bills, but no protest was visible against the state government’s decision not to implement the PM-KISAN program, in which Rs 6,000 is provided to the country. per year to small marginal farmers payable in installments of Rs 2,000 each. The fund is transferred directly to bank accounts.

“The whole country is benefiting from the PM-KISAN program but only one state, West Bengal, has not implemented this program. As a result, over 70 lakh farmers are unable to take advantage of this program and this money does not reach them. . This is because of politics, “the Prime Minister said.

According to him, more than 23 lakh farmers in Bengal had applied online to take advantage of this scheme, but the state government stopped the verification process.