Similarly, on the day the Farm Bills 2020 were passed, in a Lok Sabha proceeding, Virendra Singh, an MP from Uttar Pradesh's Ballia constituency, claimed being a farmer he understood that the current government has taken several beneficial steps for farmers
like the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi.
There is little clarity as to how MPs declare themselves as farmers in the election affidavit. "One can obviously show that he/she is engaged in dual or multiple professions. No semblance of cross verification takes place while the affidavits are submitted to the Election Commission,” highlights Trilochan Sastry, a co-ordinator at the Association for Democratic Reforms.
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