Rakesh Tikait said that the BJP had promised to increase the sugarcane rate to Rs 370 in its 2017 manifesto, but after coming to power, they did not keep their promise.
In protest against the three agricultural laws, farmers’ organizations sitting on the Delhi border have said that the rate of sugarcane in Uttar Pradesh will not be accepted less than Rs.400 per quintal. Farmer leader and National Spokesperson of Bharatiya Kisan Union Rakesh Tikait has said that if this does not happen, then the Bharatiya Kisan Union, along with the farmers, will put up a barricade against the state government.
Tikait said- BJP did not keep its promise
In his statement released on Saturday, Rakesh Tikait said that the BJP had promised to increase the sugarcane rate to Rs 370 in its 2017 manifesto, but after coming to power, they did not keep their promise. The way inflation has increased in the last four years, the cost of sugarcane has increased, the money has not increased accordingly. He further said that we have got information that the state government is trying to increase the money, it is a good thing, but the increase should be according to the demand, and if it does not happen then we will agitate across the state.
Farmers owe thousands of crores of rupees
Rakesh Tikait said that dues of farmers are not being paid. Animals are suffering a lot. The rate of electricity has also increased a lot. In such a situation, farmers will definitely answer to the government at the time of elections. He said that with the formation of the government in the year 2017, the Chief Minister had promised to make payment of sugarcane in 14 days and to pay interest for not getting it done, but nothing happened. The payment of thousands of crores of rupees to the farmer is still pending.
In Uttar Pradesh, the rate of sugarcane is not less than four hundred and fifty.
The promise of Rs 370 was made in its manifesto four and a half years ago, the government should add inflation and
Along with the black agricultural laws, the issue of sugarcane and electricity will also be barricaded.#FarmersProtest @CMOfficeUP @ChiefSecyUP @bstvlive
— Rakesh Tikait (@RakeshTikaitBKU) September 25, 2021
Tikait said that the BSP government formed in the year 2007 had increased the rate of sugarcane by Rs 115 the highest in its tenure. In Akhilesh Yadav’s government also, the rate of sugarcane increased by Rs 65, but since the present government has come, the rate of sugarcane did not increase again after increasing the initial ten rupees.
Also read: Alert for farmers! Agricultural scientists of Pusa issued advisory, take advantage
Also read: Good news for the farmers of Purvanchal, full range of solar energy-powered cold storage will be made