AAP lists pro-farmer policies in response to BJP's memorandum to CM Kejriwal

The Aam Aadmi Party has drawn up a list of pro-farmer policies after the BJP alleged that a delegation of Delhi BJP leaders was not allowed to meet Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday and demanded implementation of a pro-farmer plan.

A delegation of BJP leaders in Delhi was reportedly stopped by the police some distance from the Prime Minister's residence. They had gone to submit a memorandum demanding implementation of a pro-farmer plan.

Reacting to this, AAP in its statement said that the Kejriwal government has been supporting the farmers and their interests in all capacities.

“This is the first government to grant Rs 50,000 per hectare as crop compensation during crop damage universally to all farmers, and this is the highest among all states in the country. The AAP said that in another milestone, the Delhi government has introduced the circle rates, which has been the farmers' demand for long, but unfortunately the LG has not approved it. All the needs of the farmers will be taken into account and the requirements will be implemented accordingly,” APP said in a statement.

The BJP has always been anti-farmer in their actions, be it the 'Black Farm laws' that forced farmers onto the streets or the rising suicide rates among the country's farmers.

In the past, CM Kejriwal also congratulated farmers on the success of their movement and said their victory is the victory of democracy and the AAP government supports their demands.

In 2021, the Delhi Assembly also passed a resolution seeking the repeal of the three farm laws, compensation for families of over 700 farmers who died during protests and legal guarantee of minimum support price for crops.

Earlier, Leader of the Opposition in the Delhi Assembly, Ramvir Singh Bidhuri said that they would raise the demand for compensation policy for Ochandi farmers in the Assembly on Monday.

First print: December 18, 2023 | 11:13 am IST