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H D Deve Gowda: Modi couldn’t prevent farmer suicides

H D Deve Gowda: Modi couldn’t prevent farmer suicide

H D Deve Gowda, the former Prime Minister criticised the Centre’s policy for agriculture sector. He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not launch any direct programs to control the suicides of farmers in the country.

He said that he is not happy with measures taken by the Modi government for farmers. At a meet the press program, he said that Modi did not launch any programs for the sake of preventing farmer’s suicides.

Talking about some of the programs announced by Modi, he said that none of them are not going to cause any short term impact. Gowda said that he discussed this issue with Modi but he did not receive any answer.

Gowda furthermore said that the direct transfer of subsidies has not reached beneficiaries and gave the expected results. He also said that farmers’ suicides are still going on in the country especially in states like Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana and Kerala.

When asked about whether BJP would open its account in Kerala, he said that Modi and other union ministers are campaigning a lot but he does not know whether they will be able to make an entry into the state Assembly. He replied that he does not know the ground reality.

After being questioned about his reported support to beleaguered liquor baron Vijay Mallya, Gowda said that his name and his party’s name has been unnecessarily dragged into the matter. Gowda said that he wants to clarify what he said. He clarified that he said there are many others who have lakhs lakhs of Rupees of NPAs not only Mallya.

He added that he does not want to name and hurt anyone and he is not supporting Mallya. The JD(S) which is an ally in the CPI(M)-led LDF has already put candidates in five constituencies for the upcoming polls.

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