Reaching out to farmers of western Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that payments made to sugarcane growers by the Yogi Adityanath led state government is far more than what the previous dispensations in Lucknow did for 10 years. PM Modi asserted that payment over Rs 1.5 lakh crore was made to the sugarcane growers by the UP government in the last five years.
“Farmers have not forgotten what they (opposition parties) did when they were in power. They made sugarcane farmers cry. The Yogi Government has paid more than Rs 1.5 lakh crore to sugarcane farmers in the last five years,” PM Modi said, while speaking in a ‘Jan-Choupal’ through a virtual conference. PM Modi also came down heavily on the Opposition parties, charging that they were attempting to incite the sugarcane farmers with falsehoods. “They are making false promises to farmers, trying to instigate sugarcane farmers by lying to them,” PM Modi said.
He also said that for the betterment of UP it is important to keep Samajwadi Party (SP) and its associates (alliance) out of power. PM Modi also launched a veiled attack on SP. “What has been the attitude of the fake socialists for the poor? The previous government had built just 8,000 houses in the urban areas of Agra, Mathura, and Bulandshahr.”