RJD says it will launch agitation across Bihar if Centre fails to provide relief to farmers

Patna: The RJD would launch an agitation across Bihar if the Centre failed to provide 50 percent plus the cost of production to rabi crop growers.

"The Central government must ensure that farmers get 50 percent plus the cost of production for their rabi crops. If the farmers do not get 50 percent plus the cost of production for rabi crops, the party would launch a massive agitation," RJD national spokesman Manoj Jha told reporters.

While presenting the Union Budget 2018-19, Union finance minister Arun Jaitley had said that the government has declared the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for 2017 rabi crops to be at least one-and-a-half times the cost involved.

Jha also came down heavily on the Nitish Kumar-led NDA government for the deteriorating law and order situation in the state. Citing the firing incident at the residence of RJD MLA from Bakhri Upendra Paswan on 2 February, the RJD national spokesman said, the state government has turned a deaf ear to the incident.

Updated Date: Feb 04, 2018 20:40 PM

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