BSP ignoring farmers: Ajit Singh

Hathras (UP): Accusing the ruling BSP of ignoring the interest of farmers, Rastriya Lok Dal (RLD) supremo Ajit Singh has said that they have not been given due price of their produce while crores of rupees were spent on constructing parks and memorials across Uttar Pradesh.

"Poor labourers and farmers were committing suicide and living in pitiable condition. The farmers are not given due price of their produce, while Chief Minister is depositing Rs 24 crore as income tax. This shows her attitude towards the common man," Singh said here yesterday.

Demanding that the state government fix cane rate at Rs 270 per quintal before the Assembly elections, Singh said that the government should also ensure payment of dues to the farmers.