17-02-2014 03:19 AM | India

Non-Congress CMs criticise agriculture policy

If their speeches at the inauguration of the four-day Progressive Punjab Agriculture Summit (PPAS) on Sunday are any indicator, parties from at least nine non-Congress-ruled States will use stagnation in the agricultural economy and the worsening plight of farmers as a major plank in the Lok Sabha elections.

Even as Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said the event was completely “non-political,” his counterparts from Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh — Shivraj Chouhan, Raman Singh and Akhilesh Yadav — and president of the Telegu Desam Party, N. Chandrababu Naidu, along with the agriculture ministers from Gujarat, Bihar and West Bengal as well as the president of the Rajasthan unit of the BJP, Ashok Parnami, blamed the Union government for ignoring the farming community.
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