UP Polls: SP promises Rs 25 lakh compensation to families of farmers who died during farm protests

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Lucknow Nov 24 : Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday promised to give Rs 25 lakh to the families of those farmers died during the protests against the 3 farm laws, if SP voted to power in the upcoming Assembly polls.

Yadav took to twitter and wrote that the life of the farmers is precious as they grow foodgrains for the people.

“As soon as the Samajwadi Party government comes to power in 2022, a ‘Kisan Shahadat Samman Rashi’ of Rs 25 lakh will be given to all those farmers who died during the farm protests against farm laws,” Akhilesh Yadav tweeted in Hindi.

It is pertinent to mention that the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved bill to repeal the laws which had triggered massive protests by farmers.

The bill to scrap the farm laws would now be introduced in the winter session of the Parliament that commences on November 29.

The state will go to polls early next year.


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