Delhi

AAP extends support to drought-hit farmers

Decision taken during national executive meet on Sunday

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will start a massive movement from June 10 to support farmers from drought-hit States who have been demanding that their loans be waived.

Across States

The AAP decided to extend support to farmers from various States, including Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra, in their national executive meeting on Sunday.

Addressing the media after the meeting, senior party leader Sanjay Singh said the AAP will demand that the Centre waive these farm loans just as it waived the loans of high profile “multimillionaires”.

“Several cases of farmer suicides are being reported from various corners of the country. In fact, farmers in Maharashtra have been throwing their produce on the road in protest,” he said.

He said the condition of farmers across these States is worrisome and that the party discussed their issues in great detail during the meeting.

Mr. Singh claimed that at least 60 farmers had committed suicide in Punjab after the Captain Amarinder Singh-led Congress government came to power. In Madhya Pradesh, he added, the farmers have been protesting against the government for a while.

The AAP leader added that the party had also decided to replicate a strong organisational structure, similar to the one in place at the Capital, across various States.

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