Cong blames govt for agrarian crisis
The Congress on Tuesday blamed the government for the agrarian crisis in the country and said that fixing of import-export levies on foodgrain was one of the biggest scams impacting the farmers.
Initiating a short-duration discussion on the "farmers' distress leading to rise in the incidents of their suicide" Digvijay Singh (Cong) accused the government of being "insensitive" to plight of the agriculturists.
He said farmers in Madhya Pradesh had faced bullets recently on the centenary of Champaran agitation in which Mahatma Gandhi had raised his voice against British exploitation. He termed the imposition of import-export duties on foodgrains as one of the biggest scams.