“You must have seen that there is a protest on at a place. What are the demands raised? First, they said there should be a guarantee of MSP and the government said that nobody would roll it back. After the three farm laws were passed, the Centre even increased MSP in September, but those who want to deceive are doing it because they are feeling bad. They have played with India’s glory and cannot stand the construction of Ayodhya‘s Ram temple. Today, they are anxious because Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already started process of temple construction and it is this is fueling protests because they used to stall the issue,” the CM alleged. For the record, the 40-odd farmers’ associations on an agitation at Delhi’s borders have disallowed political parties to join their stir.
“Farmers greet each other ‘Ram’; while carrying a person on his last journey, Ram’s name is used too. But there was a conspiracy to separate Ram’s name from us. Modiji made efforts and the Supreme Court gave a verdict based on merit and he came to Ayodhya and started the process of temple construction which is bothering the opposition,” Yogi alleged. He exhorted farmers to say ‘Jai Shree Ram’ if they approved of what Modi did in Ayodhya. Article 370 had kept Jammu and Kashmir out of bounds for the rest of the country. Modi and home minister Amit Shah succeeded in abolishing it which now gives people the liberty to buy land there. This has also become a concern for the Opposition as it has improved the country’s image abroad, he alleged.
The UP government’s first step was to waive off Rs 36,000 crore worth loans of farmers when it took over in 2017. In less than four years, sugarcane dues of Rs 1.12 lakh crore have been paid which, he claimed, was more than what the SP-BSP governments paid in previous ten years. “Ideally in a democracy, the government and opposition should come together to take the country to new heights. However, when the Opposition is irresponsible, bent on deceiving and works to divide people on lines of caste, creed and religion, then the government is compelled to approach the people,” he said.