Doubling farmers income a priority for current government: Amit Shah
After coming to power, Modi government increased budget for the farm sector and also the minimum support price on various crops, he said.
"I want to say that if there is any big priority of the Narendra Modi government it is to double the farmers income," he said at an event in Kerakalmatti village in this district in Karnataka.
Amit Shah made these remarks while laying the foundation stone and inauguration of farmer-friendly projects of the MRN group, headed by newly inducted Karnataka Minister Murugesh R Nirani.
He also claimed that BS Yediyurappa led BJP government in the state has left no stone unturned for the welfare of farmers.
Questioning the Congress as to why it could not take up measures like Rs 6,000 cash support per year for farmers and Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana insurance scheme among others, he said, it was because the party's intentions were not right.
"The Narendra Modi government is a government dedicated to farmers. Three new laws that the Modi government has brought in, which the Karnataka government has also passed... I want to congratulate Yediyurapp for it. Farmer's income will increase multifold due to them," he said.
The remarks came at a time when farmers from Punjab and Haryana have been protesting at Delhi borders against the new farm laws.