- 17 Feb 2021
Assembly elections, in West Bengal are not very far away and BJP is eyeing nothing short of a victory in the upcoming elections. As it can be seen, the election preparations have already begun in the BJP camp. The BJP doesn’t want vibrations of Delhi to affect West Bengal. This is evident from the fact that a well organised Krishak Suraksha Abhiyan has been leaving it’s mark for the last two days in various parts of North Bengal.
State BJP President, Shri Dilip ghosh, Vice President of Kisan Morcha, Smt. Sreerupa Mitra Chaudhury (Nirbhaya didi) along with a number of prominent BJP leaders and karyakartas, took part in Krishak Suraksha Abhiyan to make it a grand success. They met the farmers and discussed a number of schemes undertaken by the central government, particularly designed and implemented for the agricultural welfare. This programme was primarily undertaken by BJP state Kisan Morcha. BJP got an overwhelming response of the citizens in different parts of northern Bengal.
This Abhiyan, primarily led by the state BJP Kisan Morcha, is scheduled to be statewide phenomenon covering 49000 villages of West Bengal in the upcoming days.
Recently, there has been a desperate attempt to create a countrywide stir and spread chaos against the newly formed farm laws. The deliberate twisting and misrepresention of facts are being made to turn the farmers against the new farm laws. "The prime objective of krishak suraksha abhiyan is to caution the farmers against the lies that are being told to them by those who don't want the country to progress," a karyakarta associated with Kishan Morcha said. The farm laws along with Kisaan Samman Nidhi are being discussed with the farmers and the Morcha looks confident with the reception so far.
The Vice President of Bengal BJP Kisan Morcha, Nirbhaya Didi has listened to minute details of the problems faced by farmers regarding farming as well as issues related to their economic conditions. She has promised to look after these grievances and ensure a fast redressal system, along with formation and implementation of new farmer oriented schemes, once BJP comes in the power in the state.
Apart from these, another feature of this abhiyan was "ek mutho chal", where a handful of rice, as a symbol of participation was collected from each household of the villages. State BJP chief Shri dileep ghosh along with Sreerupa Mitra Chaudhury participated in this programme and collected a handful of rice from each household.
Participation of farmers and their families, who belonged to far away villages in surrounding areas of jalpaiguri and siliguri was spontaneous. They were excited and their zeal was evident from the fact that each household did their part and gave a handful of rice to the BJP leaders and karyakartas. "Farmers of West Bengal were ill informed about the various farmer friendly schemes that had been launched by the Modi government, thanks to the ruling trinamool congress dispensation," said Nirbhaya Didi.
After a huge controversy was built regarding Kisaan Samman Nidhi, the TMC has agreed reluctantly to allow the scheme for the farmers of West Bengal. However, as this scheme was not allowed for a considerable amount of time, farmers have been denied their rightful share of money. Even after 2.3 miliion farmer getting self registered on the governmental portal, the benefits have not been transferred to the farmers.
The message from this abhiyan of BJP was loud and clear, "overthrow the anti-farmer government and bring in a new pro farmer BJP government in the state for betterment of the farmers in the state". This abhiyan has received great amount of traction from the masses and it was evident from this programme that the winds of change are blowing in the state of West Bengal and the message of change that BJP is trying to convey, seems to be resonating with people's desire for the change in West Bengal.