Farmers ignored completely: Priyanka targets Yogi

Farmers ignored completely: Priyanka targets Yogi Adityanath over fertiliser shortage

A Congress spokesman claimed that there is an 'absolute shortage of fertilisers in the Bundelkhand region'

Priyanka Gandhi. Credit: PTI file photo

Continuing her tirade against the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday lashed out against the state government for the prevailing fertiliser shortage in the state as she met the family members of the farmer, who had died while standing in a queue to purchase fertiliser in UP's Lalitpur district, about 400 kilometres from here.

Priyanka, who travelled to Lalitpur by train from Lucknow, drove to the house of Bhogi Pal, who had died in the queue a few days back, and assured his family of financial help from her party.

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''The governments in the state and at the centre are not concerned about the problems of the farmers...the state is reeling under fertilizer shortage but the government remains unconcerned,'' she told reporters later.

She also referred to the farmers' agitation against the new farm laws and said that the BJP government did not have time to even speak to the farmers and resolve their issues.

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Priyanka had also met the coolies at the Charbagh railway station in Lucknow before boarding the train to Lalitpur on Thursday night.

On Friday the Congress leader also visited the famous Pitambara Devi Temple in Datia district of Madhya Pradesh, which was very close to Lalitpur. She offered 'puja' there and was blessed by the priests.

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Earlier also Priyanka, during her visit to Varanasi, visited the famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple and paid obeisance there. She had also performed a 'puja' there for around fifteen minutes. She also visited the 'Kushmanda Temple' at Durga Kund in the town and paid obeisance there. 

Priyanka had in the past also visited famous Hindu temples in Saharanpur and Prayagraj dropping hints that she would follow 'soft Hindutva' to counter the BJP in the UP polls. 

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