statesman news service
NEW DELHI, 12 OCT: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor turned up today to address the grievances of the farmers caused due to untimely rains. Mr Arvind Kejriwal along with his party supporters paid a special visit to the farmers who are residing in the periphery of the city.
Around 1,500 people joined Mr Kejriwal during his visit to the villages in various constituences. According to AAP spokesperson, Delhi farmers have incurred heavy losses due to rains.
"The farmers are facing heavy losses and because of that many families and general public may also face problems," he said. He added, "Mr Kejriwal alongwith the local farmers have asked for compensation for the losses and will also take this issue to Vidhan Sabha."
The party leader visited the areas of Matiala, Bawana, villages of Najafgarh constituencies like Sarang Pur, Ghuman Hera, Galib Pur, Jhuljhuli Rawta Narela. "If Mrs Sheila Dikshit claims that Delhi is a no-village city, it is totally wrong as the villagers in external Delhi are facing troubles and losses," said Mr Gulab Singh Yadav, AAP candidate from Matiala. Meanwhile, Mr Kejriwal went to the fields of number of farmers in Matiyala and other villages.
According to farmers, stacks of paddy, mustard and pearl millet crops have been harmed due to the rains in the month of October. "Our crops grown on acres of land got destroyed due to rainfall, every farmer is facing the loss of 50 thousands and more," said Chandru, a farmer from the village Ghuman Hera.
Khajaan Singh, another farmer from Sarang Pur village said, " We faced the loss of Rs 5000 on each acre and we are asking the government to compensate us from these losses."
Party spokesperson also stated that these farmers have sowed their crops by taking loans from banks and private agencies. Now, their crops have been damaged. "Similarly, in Najafgarh, mustard crop was ready to harvest but rain ruined everything," added the party’s spokesperson. Party now demands immediate compensation to the farmers.