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BJP may hold events for farmers across the country on the birthday of Atal Bihari Vajpayee

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The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will hold events for farmers on the occasion of the late former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s birthday on December 25 at bloc levels to explain how farm laws enacted in September will benefit them, people familiar with the said. affair. . It will also highlight the steps the government has taken in favor of farmers amid protests by agricultural unions demanding the removal of the three laws.

The Center is also expected to pay Rs 18 billion to 90 million farmers under its PM-Kisan scheme on December 25.

In a letter to officials across the country, BJP Secretary General Arun Singh asked them to install large television screens to broadcast Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech on the occasion. He says BJP chief JP Nadda wants party workers to organize large block-level farmers’ gatherings to make sure they hear the speech.

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Special brochures prepared to publicize the government’s “pro-farmer initiatives” will also be distributed. Singh has urged party workers to translate the brochures into local languages.

Programs at the local level would begin an hour before the speech. BJP officials have been asked to provide details of measures such as the increase in minimum support prices that the Center has taken for the benefit of farmers.

Singh has urged BJP workers to gather outside of the Farmers Market Committees and cooperative organizations for similar events and meetings. In his letter, Singh has said that Modi is committed to working for farmers and the poor.

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