Congress Manifesto disappoint vidarbha farmers and tribal
Yavatmal-26th March 2014
Having got very better experience with UPA-I and UPA-II ,3 million cotton farmers and 5 million tribal of Indian epicenter of farm suicide and malnutrition hopes shattered after announcement of media hyped manifesto of congress party promising a lot but ignoring core issue of vidarbha statehood ,mechanism to address minimum support price issue of cotton and soybean ,complete crop loan waiver to farm suicide affected drought prone 33 district to small dry land farmers and special status of most backward region to vidarbha so that hardship of 2 million youth working outside vidarbha mainly in IT sector but manifesto has been salient over these issue has disappointed the people of vidarbha hence they want congress should come clean on these issues ,farm and tribal activist Kishore Tiwari of Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti (VJAS),informed in press note .
‘last one decade vidarbha has witnessed more than 11000 farmer suicides mostly dry land cotton farmers who are debt and facing successive crop failure hence UPA-III hence it was expected that congress will give importance focus to core issues to prevailing distress but nothing has been reflected in the manifesto more over tribal in vidarbha region are struggling with malnutrition and starvation and tribal fund has been diverted for the Babus salary since 1950 and Tribal aretill denied shelter,water,food and land rights and vidarbha there are more than 1000 Eng..and Polytechnic colleges since 1983 and 2 million IT professional are working outside vidarbha but UPA manifesto failed to address this issue too hence we want congress should come clean on these issues in order to avoid humiliating defeat’ Tiwari added.
‘This is matter of nonsense for UPA give right of health…right of every matter on paper but they are not talking not taking urgent step to stop vadarbha farmers genocide where right to live has been frozen since 2005 ,this is matter of shame UPA manifesto has not referred any sustainable solution to renew dead rural and agrarian economy which is victim of free trade and globalization hence we want congress should relook on these issue’ Tiwari urged.