Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a Krishak Kalyan Samavesh (farmer’s welfare rally) in Paschim Medinipur district of West Bengal on July 16.

Speaking to
The Hindu,
BJP State president Dilip Ghosh said the meeting was being organised to congratulate the Prime Minister for raising the minimum support price for kharif crops. “We are hopeful that the Prime Minister will not only criticise the Trinamool government over the plight of farmers in Bengal but will also speak on the Centre’s plans to address the issue,” Mr. Ghosh said.

He said the party chose Paschim Medinipur as the venue for the meeting to “capitalise on its performance in the rural polls” in the tribal-dominated Jangalmahal area.

BJP’s national spokesperson Shahnawz Hussain said the MSP hike showed the Centre’s commitment to farmers’ welfare. He added that this had become a cause of concern for the Opposition. “In Bengal, the BJP’s support base is steadily increasing. However, Bengal is going through a state of lawlessness under the Trinamool government,” he said in Kolkata.

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