Varun takes up problems faced by UP cane farmers
BJP MP Varun Gandhi on Sunday raised the issue of pending sugarcane arrears of farmers in UP and said dues running into crores of rupees were <g data-gr-id="8">pending</g> but no action was being taken against the mill owners.
The Sultanpur MP met <g data-gr-id="10">kin</g> of four Kheri farmers, who had reportedly committed suicide due to crop losses. Gandhi handed over relief cheques of Rs 1 lakh each from his salary to the widows of farmers in Bela Kalan, Lalpur, <g data-gr-id="11">Oel</g> and Dhakhwa villages. Denying politics behind his pro-farmers act, Gandhi said that he had "taken up the mission to aid and assist aggrieved farmers in UP as his social responsibility and to sense any politics into this was not justified."