Siddaramaiah must know Hinduism is way of life: Yogi Adityanath

FELICITOUS Yogi Adityanath being garlanded at the rally in Bangalore on Sunday

Leader of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) Harnam Singh Verma said that the farmers were not getting remunerative price for their produce and they do not know where to keep them and accused the state government of not fulfilling its promises. "It is the handiwork of the Opposition to provoke potato farmers and defame the BJP government", charged the minister.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Lucknow Deepak Kumar said the vehicles of the farmers, who were involved in throwing potatoes have been identified and that they would be acted upon.

Farmers, however said that they had not done anything wrong as this was a symbolic protest against the government and its policies.

Facing glut and poor price, with no help coming from the state government, disgruntled potato growers reached the state's capital with their produce in trucks and tractor-trolleys and threw hundreds of potatoes on city roads leading to Vidhan Sabha and the CM's residence.

The procurement, of almost one lakh metric tonne potatoes, was to start immediately.




"For the overall development of the State it is crucial to have governments with the same ideology and party at both the Centre and the State, which is also why people must elect BJP", he added.

Drawing a parallel between Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka, Yogi hinted that the issue of Hanuman Jayanthi which had become controversial a few months ago after the Congress government banned a procession in Hunsur in Mysuru, may play a dominant role during the Assembly elections here.

The BKU leader said that the government might have announced a MSP but the procurement was next to nil. Also, the support price of Rs 487 per quintal is not enough.

Farmers alleged that cold storage owners take high prices from them which they are not able to pay, according to sources. "If the government does not wake up now, it will face consequences", News18 said, quoting him.

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