Modi underlines support for farmers; says NDA aims to ensure their dignity

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday sought to underline the NDA government’s commitment for the farmers to ensure their prosperity and dignity, saying it does not want small ryots to be dependent on anyone or “feel suffocated due to middlemen”.


The conventional view of development only took into account the more vocal interest groups, ignoring small businessmen and small farmers, but the "NDA government has given topmost priority to these two sections," he said at a BJP rally.


Training his guns against the DMK-Congress combine, he alleged their meetings are like “corruption hackathons” where their leaders sit and “brainstorm” on how to loot.


In a statement that comes amid the sustained protests by farmers outside Delhi for nearly four months opposing the new Central farm laws, he said the NDA also wanted to bring a paradigm shift in the agricultural sector.


“It has been our honour to work for the small farmers of India. In the past seven years our efforts for the small farmers are aimed at giving them a life of prosperity and dignity.”


“From kisan credit cards to soil health cards, from eNAM (National Agriculture Market) to an effective crop insurance scheme we want to bring a paradigm shift in the agriculture sector,” he said.


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