Congress Leaders Demand Justice for Farmers

Congress activists in Patna on Monday taking out a rally in support of farmers' demands.

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Patna: Congress leaders and workers in Bihar staged dharna and rallies on Monday to highlight issues affecting farmers saying both the state and the central government had failed to address their issues leading to dramatic rise in suicide rate among the farmers.

Led by Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee (BPCC) acting president Kaukab Qadri, party leaders sat on a dharna in Gardanibagh where they chanted anti-Nitish and anti-Narendra Modi slogans demanding justice for the farmers of Bihar and other states.

"Congress will not sit quiet if the Center does not act swiftly to address problems being faced by the Indian farmers. We are prepared to launch a massive agitation in Bihar if the Nitish administration fails to do something to alleviate the condition of those engaged in agricultural activities," Qadri said.

Congress leaders sitting on a dharna in Gardanibagh on Monday.

The Congress leader demanded from Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to reopen defunct sugar mills in the state and payment of all arrears to farmers engaged in sugarcane farming.

Senior party leader Sadanand Singh accused the state government of short-changing Bihar farmers saying they were not being paid the fair share of their produce leading to high suicide rate amongst them.

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