If the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wanted to offer compensation to farmers he should reach at the rally spot and do the needful. Jantar Mantar is at a walking distance from Parliament but no authority had stopped the rally. There was no need for Kejriwal to hold rally at such time and place. Right from day one, I have been saying that Arvind Kejriwal is only a trouble maker. Watch the speech delivered by Kejriwal where he is saying “Police ki jo bhi politics ho…”. Action must be taken against him for issuing such statements.
After the news about Singh’s death spread, Kejriwal and his party came under attack from rivals who accused the Chief Minister of insensitivity in going ahead with his rally and not making efforts to rescue him. The BJP demanded a probe into the death and registration of a case against the organisers of the rally. Singh’s relatives claimed that his life could have been saved if police and party workers acted on time. Family members maintained that Rajawat just wanted to highlight the plight of the farmers but was incited by the party workers to take such drastic step. If AAP continues to indulge in these cheap tactics then people will lose their faith in the party. Kejriwal already seems to be losing the plot after he has been unable to resolve the internal conflict prevailing in his party.
I have been writing in detail about the crop losses, land development but the ministries have not read those articles. It is the duty of the government to take note of what is being reported in smaller newspapers. It is very simple, the farmer is incurring losses and he needs to be compensated for it. The government has to reach him swiftly and deliver help on the spot by assessing the correct situation on the ground. This assessment cannot be made by sitting in offices and relying only on the reports forwarded by “ patwari. Several local level officers in lower ranks are present there and the government must mobilize them.
Land of the nation must be seen as an asset. It’s the government’s duty to ensure how to utilize land and make it more productive for the sake of development. They must include it as a part of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious Make in India programme. Don’t think that only the factories mean “Make in India”. Increasing production of milk, curd, ghee, wheat, rice and pulses too can be incorporated in this programme.