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Congress MPs sell potatoes outside Parliament to raise farmers' plight

The Congress MP asserted that the lives of farmers have become miserable because of Prime Minister Modi's "wrong" policies on agriculture

ANI  |  New Delhi 

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Congress MPs sell potatoes on Parliament premises to raise issues concerning Punjab farmers. (Photo: @ANI)

Several MPs on Friday staged a protest outside premises on Friday, selling potatoes to raise issues concerning

The parliamentarians, including and Gurjeet Singh Aujla, also raised slogans against for ignoring the plight of the in

Cornering the BJP-led Centre, Jakhar alleged that the central government is not ready to listen to the grievances of the and only concerned about like and

"The government has taken a vow that it will achieve a 'kisan-less India', just like 'cashless India'. The Prime Minister, who was on a recent visit to Punjab, did not bother to mention the problems faced by the small farmers," he told ANI.

The MP asserted that the lives of farmers have become miserable because of Modi's "wrong" policies on agriculture.

"Farmers are unable to pay the loans as their prices have increased in the last few years. Farmers are having no option but to commit suicide. What options do they have?" Jakhar further said.

Besides Congress, TDP MPs also protested outside the demanding special status for

First Published: Fri, January 04 2019. 15:55 IST