Bhopal: Pravin Togadia, former International president of VHP who was once Hindutva’s mascot for Ram Temple construction, seems to have dropped the temple issue like hot potato. He said, “Not the Ram Temple, it is farmers’ interest which is real temple in the country and we will fight for it.” Togadia will float new political party ahead of Lok Sabha elections for the cause of farmers.
He was addressing conclusion of 75-day long- Anna-daata Adhikar Yatra at Kaliasot Maidan (Bhopal) on Sunday. The yatra taken out by Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Mahasangh began Mandsaur on August 15. Representatives of various states like Kerala, Haryana, Punjab and others participated in the rally and they were felicitated on conclusion of adhikar yatra. The main demands of the yatris are implementation of Swaminathan Committee report, total waiver off farmer’s debt, withdrawal of criminal cases against 7000 farmers etc.
Former VHP leader Togadia equally blamed Congress as well as BJP for the plight of farmers in the country. He further said, “Three lakh farmers committed suicide in country just because of agriculture loan burden. After liberalisation in 1990, all the PMs—PV Narsimha Rao, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Manmohan Singh and now Modi did the same thing and they implemented terms and condition of International Monetary Fund (IMF) turning farmers into labourers.”
“When the farmers raise issue of total loan –waive off, central government take plea that it will have adverse impact on economy. But Nirava Modi left country with Rs5,000 crore and others big fishes did the same, does not such practices and activities have adverse impact on economy?, Togadia asked.
Firebrand Hindutva leader Togadia called upon the farmers to vote only to those who favour them in the country. Next PM will be a farmer in the in the country, Togadia added. Condemning Mandsaur farmers killing, Kisan Mahasangh president Shiv Kumar Sharma alias Kakkaji said, “ In Kashmir, government fires with rubber bullet to disperse mob, but in Mandaur, the government gun down six farmers who were pressing the genuine demands on June 6, 2017.”