BSP MP Ritesh Pandey raises mob lynching issue in Lok Sabha; says issue has impacted cattle trade, increased farmers’ difficulties

  • BSP's Ritesh Pandey raised the issue of mob lynching in the Lok Sabha saying it has impacted the cattle trade

  • He also termed the present government at the Centre as 'Anti-farmer'

  • Congress's Amar Singh also said the agriculture is in a problem and the farmers were under distress

New Delhi: A Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) member on Tuesday raised the issue of mob lynching in the Lok Sabha saying it has impacted the cattle trade and resulted in lot a difficulties for farmers.

 BSP MP Ritesh Pandey raises mob lynching issue in Lok Sabha; says issue has impacted cattle trade, increased farmers’ difficulties

File image of the Lok Sabha. PTI

Ritesh Pandey of BSP, raised the issue during the discussion on the Demands for Grants for Ministries of Rural Development and Agriculture and Farmers Welfare for 2019-20, earned the praise of Congress leader Sonia Gandhi who applauded him for the same.

"Due to mob lynching the cattle trade has been impacted," Pandey said. Terming the present government at the Centre as "Anti-farmer," he said, it will have to seriously look at the challenges that would come in the way of doubling the farmers income.

Stating that the farming land is getting reduced due to urbansiation and industralisation, he said, there was a need to spend wisely on research and development. Participating in the discussion, Uday Pratap Singh of BJP also stresssed upon the need to come up with a legislation to control population.

Congress's Amar Singh said the agriculture is in a problem and the farmers were under distress, adding there was a need to set up Agricultural Reform Committee under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Updated Date: Jul 17, 2019 11:23:29 IST