Highlights

  • Farmers allegedly fell ill and died while waiting to purchase fertilizer
  • Priyanka slams Yogi govt and Modi sarkar for ignoring farmer issues
  • Lalitpur has been witnessing a massive surge in the demand for fertiliser

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UP Election 2022: Priyanka meets kin of farmers who died in long fertiliser queues

Lalitpur has been witnessing a massive surge in the demand for fertiliser over the last one week

Continuing with her campaign to keep farmers issues at the centre of the UP election campaign, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday met the family members of farmers who allegedly fell ill and died while waiting in the queue for purchasing agricultural fertilizer.

Slamming the Yogi government in UP and Modi government at the Centre, the Congress general secretary said that BJP has totally deserted farmers and is not concerned about their issues.

The Congress leader also met other farmers affected by the low stocks of fertilizer.

Lalitpur has been witnessing a massive surge in the demand for fertiliser over the last one week. The DM said the seasonal rain that lashed the district has increased the demand manifold. The sowing, which was supposed to be done in 30-40 days, will now have to be completed within 10 days. “As a result, the farmers are turning up at the fertiliser shops in large number,” the DM added.

Earlier on October 22, a 55-year-old farmer, Bhogilal Pal, of Nayagaon had died of a cardiac arrest while standing in a queue outside a fertilizer shop. If reports are to be believed, Pal had been waiting for his turn to purchase fertilizer for two days.

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