Prime News, National, Farmers, Politics, Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), March 16:- Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday (March 15) urged dialogue between the protesting farmers and the Centre while addressing a meeting of BJP office-bearers, during which he also invoked the border clashes with China and the construction of the Ram Temple.
Making an appeal to farmers upset over the new agri-marketing laws, the senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader said any problem can be resolved through talks.
“The BJP resolve is to double the farmers’ income, and in no case the MSP will end,” he said, referring to the apprehension among farmers camping at Delhi’s borders for months now.
“We are all from farmers’ families and we are ready for amendments and solutions, whatever is needed in the interest of agriculture,” Singh said at the inaugural meeting of the Uttar Pradesh BJP executive committee.
He highlighted the role of grassroots workers in the BJP and said this was the only party which has not seen a split so far. “This is not a crowd of workers aiming to gain power but a lively party which has a political vision,” he said.
He referred to the recently begun construction of a Ram Temple in Ayodhya, after the historic verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute. “People used to say that whenever elections come, BJP leaders speak about construction of the Ram Temple,” he said, referring to the foundation laying ceremony last year.
“It is a coincidence that when the structure fell in Ayodhya, there was a BJP government in UP, and Kalyan Singh was the chief minister, Singh said, alluding to the demolition of the Babri mosque.
And when the foundation stone for the construction of the Ram Temple was laid, there was a BJP government in UP, and Yogiji was the chief minister, he added.
On the face-off with China in Ladakh last year, the minister said, “Our Army jawans displayed courage and valour with patience. We don’t wish to attack anyone but will not tolerate the grabbing of our land.”
He said no power on earth can stop India from becoming a global superpower. Singh claimed that in the 2022 UP Assembly elections the BJP will get more seats than its 2017 tally. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)