The City Congress Committee submitted a memorandum addressed to the President of India over alleged step-motherly treatment with Congress ruled Madhya Pradesh in releasing relief funds for farmers affected due to incessant and untimely rains. The party leaders and workers organized protest and burnt effigies to protest against the alleged neglect of farmers by the Centre.
District Congress Committee (Rural) Radheshayam Choubey and other Congress leaders said above 11000 km road and 1000 culverts, bridges were severely damaged due to incessant rains. As well as 19,735 school buildings were damaged, 230 community health centres, 17,101 Anganwadi centres were affected.
Yadav said that in Madhya Pradesh incessant rains played havoc damaging property, crops and lives and on this BJP-led Government in the Centre instead of extending relief under Natoinal Relief Fund are trying to cause hindrances before the Congressled Government in Madhya Pradesh.
The Congress leaders said in Madhya Pradesh out of 29 Parliamentary seats, BJP had won 28 seats and in past three months none of the MP came forward to demand relief fund for farmers. The Congress leaders said that in previous months due to incessant rains came as national calamity for farmers in over 284 tehsils in over 39 out of 52 districts in Madhya Pradesh. Crops in over 60.47 lakh hectares worth Rs 16,270 crore got affected. Around 1.20 lakh houses were damaged and 674 people lost their lives.
As a part of the State-wide protest on the call of Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee led by State President and Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Monday, Congress workers will stage protest demonstration, rally and submit a memorandum,” informed Dinesh Yadav, City Congress Committee Chief, while addressing a press conference on Sunday. District Congress Committee (Rural) Radheshayam Choubey and other Congress leaders were also present.
MP is facing discrimination due to political enmity: Dubey
Meanwhile, Congress Media Cell Vice President Dubey said that Madhya Pradesh is facing discrimination due to political enmity because other States like Karnataka and Bihar where BJP is ruling party, have got natural calamity relief fund immediately.
Dubey said that Congress led Government in Madhya Pradesh has distributed Rs 200 crore among the affected people so far and an amount of Rs 270 crore has been distributed where farmers faced crop loss. He said that it is not first time when state BJP leaders and BJP led Government at Centre has adopted discriminatory attitude with the State. He also alleged that discrimination was also adopted in Bhavantar Bhugtan, Nal-Jal Yojana, Central Road Fund etc Central Government sponsored schemes.
Abhay Dubey alleged that ‘Annadata’(farmers) of the State faced heavy loss due to excessive rainfall and flood this year and 284 tehsils of 39 districts out of 52 districts faced this natural calamity. Crops of Rs 16270 crore of around 60.47 lakh hectares got ruined, around 1.20 lakh houses got damaged and 674 people lost their lives in state.