Sonia Gandhi Disappointed Vidarbha Cotton Farmers
Congress president Sonia Gandhi Friday's vidarbha tour has disappointed 4 million dying farmers while addressing a Congress workers’ ‘Sadbhavna Rally’ at Sewagram in Wardha district, about 85 km from here, as there was no concrete plan or promise to vidarbha farmers who are in deep trouble after heavy rain almost spoiled the complete cotton crop in more than 3 million hector resulting huge economic losses to tune of more than Rs.4000 crore adding more pain already existing Despondency, despair and accumulated actuate deep distress is triggering the farm suicides ,Kishor Tiwari of Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti(VJAS )informed in press release today.
‘Vidarbha agrarian crisis is the result of wrong policies of UPA which completely drifted from Gandhian policies of Gram Swarajya and such 'Gram to Sewagram’ March is nothing but the mockery and insult of father of nation more over ‘cash for rally ‘ is just very ugly face local Maharashtra Govt. which too hostile to protect the poor and farmers ‘Tiwari added.
“Since cotton bales rate is above Rs.42000/- and commodity exchanges are showing bullish trend and massive cotton crop losses in India ,China, Pakistan and USA and west vidarbha. cotton growers has urged Indian Govt. to ask CACP to raise cotton MSP of Rs.4500/- per quintal to compensate farmers accumulated losses but Congress president Sonia Gandhi has not spoken any word cotton procurement and central intervention to safeguard the interest of dying cotton farmers as union Agri. Ministern Sharad Pawar is under pressure from textile lobby who is strongly supporting the textile ministry move to ban cotton export and they have already put lot of restrictions and proposing the export duty too hence it was expected that UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi will give some relief top cotton farmer by nothing has happened even Maharashtra State Co-operative Cotton Growers Marketing Federation Limited (MAHACOT) has officially asked Govt. of India to raise MSP from Rs.3000/- to Rs 4200/- per quintal, but in rally nobody has not spoken single word on the issue that’s agony , Kishore Tiwari said in press release.