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Delhi minister launches farmers’ movement; arraigns BJP


Farmers will uproot state government: Gopal Rai

BHOPAL : “The Bharatiya Janata Party is using its energy to uproot other political parties and their governments in the nation. The Congress government was uprooted in Arunachal Pradesh and for last few years they are behind Aam Admi Party-ruled Delhi government, but they have faced defeat,” said Delhi’s labour minister Gopal Rai while addressing the launching of Kisan Movement, here on Saturday.

He also said political parties and participants were ‘greedy people’.

He claimed farmers were the main revolutionaries. The state government had killed six farmers in Mandsaur and now farmers would uproot the state government, he said.

The AAP’s kisan yatra, a nationwide movement, would uproot the Central as well as state governments. “Neither the state government nor the Centre is in favour of farmers; they have became isolated and nobody is paying attention to their condition, Rai said.

He said Delhi government was paying Rs 50,000 per hectare for crop loss and Rs 2 crore to each village for development. For labourers, minimum wages should not be less than Rs 13,500, which was earlier Rs 9,500, he added.

The movement will have four phases. In the first phase in every state capital Kisan Nyaya Sammelan will be organised. The first sammelan was organised in Bhopal on Saturday.

In second phase from September 11 kisan yatra will be started, while in third phase on October 2, a sammelan will be organised at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi. In the fourth phase from November 26, a huge meeting will be held at Ram Leela Maidan.