Congress Criticizes Modi for Delayed PM-Kisan Funds Release

The Congress party criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi for delaying the release of the PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi funds, suggesting it was postponed due to electoral reasons. They argued that the funds are a legitimate entitlement of farmers and called for additional measures to support their welfare.

PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 10-06-2024 13:12 IST | Created: 10-06-2024 13:12 IST
Congress Criticizes Modi for Delayed PM-Kisan Funds Release
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New Delhi – The Congress party has criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi for what it claims is a politically motivated delay in releasing the PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi funds. According to Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh, the release of the 17th instalment, amounting to nearly Rs 20,000 crore, was due to farmers a month ago but was postponed due to the poll code.

In sharp statements, Ramesh asserted that Modi's actions were merely fulfilling existing government policy rather than offering any special favor to farmers. He also called on the Prime Minister to implement further measures for farmers, including legalizing the minimum support price (MSP), announcing a waiver on farm loans, and ensuring guaranteed insurance payments directly to farmers' bank accounts.

Modi defended his decision, emphasizing his government's commitment to 'kisan kalyan', or farmers' welfare. However, Ramesh accused him of making a grand show of routine administrative tasks and urged the adoption of more comprehensive agricultural policies.

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