Vidarbha farmers flays promotion of Vilasrao Deshmukh
Nagpur-20th January 2011
Vidarbha farmers who are facing worst agrarian crisis and reported maximum suicides under the leadership then chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh has flayed his promotion as Rural and Panchayat Raj ministry when everybody was expecting that he will punished after supreme court order that exposed his irresponsible conduct to perform his constitutional duties and held guilty of protecting the money lender Congress MLA Dilip Sananda ,Kishore Tiwari of Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti (VJAS) informed in
a press release.
“the elevation of Vilasrao Deshmukh to ministry related agrarian crisis even after he failed to perform his constitutional duties is satire with vidarbha farmer suicide issue and it shows complete insensible attitude of UPA govt. and it is insult of apex court too’ Tiwari added.
The issue of debt traps of Maharshtra came into focus after the Supreme Court raised questions on union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh's alleged links to congress MLA and money lenders who harasses farmers and it was expected that the supreme court order will bring relief to distressed for farmers who are struck by difficult times and exploited by money lenders being protected by then chief minister of Maharashtra like Vilasrao Deshmukh but in reality this is not true ,instead of being sacked from UPA cabinet Vilasrap Deshmukh has been elevated to rural and Panchayat Raj ministry which never worked in Maharashtra due to hostile and corrupt administration in the regime of Vilasrao Deshmukh ,Tiwari said
VJAS strongly objected the stand taken by Rural Development Minister Vilasrao Deskmukh a day after being sworn on the Supreme Court's observation on his links with moneylenders who harass farmers as isolated incident where he also said there was no link between his new portfolio and farmer suicides in Maharashtra, these two things cannot be connected and are two different things as termed it as unfortunate .it’s not true to claim that in vidarbha after the state government and prime minister have given some package, things have improved as farmers suicides are till continued and money lenders exploitation will get booster after the promotion of killer chief minister under his leadership Vidarbha had witnessed 5000 farmers suicides due to debt and failure get the relief aid being rewarded ,is matter of shame ,Tiwari added.