Farmer distress may come back to haunt BJP in Haryana elections

Tillers cite cap on per acre produce, low MSP, lack of support


“I don’t know if they will cross 75 seats (in the Haryana Assembly elections), but they have definitely taken the prices of onion, tomato, and oil to above Rs 75 per kg per litre. That is their achievement.” As he engages in a heated discussion, Karamveer Singh, a farmer in Dulhera village in Jhajjar, rues the spike in prices of onion and tomato, coupled with agrarian distress, have remained unaddressed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state.  With less than a week to go for the Haryana elections on October 21, unsold produce, high cost of ...