Jaipur: In a symbolic protest, a BJP MLA in Rajasthan entered the Vidhan Sabha premises carrying a basket filled with locusts on Friday and requested the state authorities to expedite the distribution of compensation to farmers who’ve suffered losses within the insect assault.
Eleven districts of the state are dealing with the worst locust assault after 26 years. Management measures have been undertaken on 3.70 lakh hectares of affected land, in line with officers.
“The seriousness of the government is not visible in addressing the issue of locust attack in western Rajasthan that has damaged crops on lakhs of hectares of land,” Nokha (Bikaner) MLA Bihari Lal informed reporters.
“As an alternative of taking the difficulty very critically, the federal government is concentrated in opposition to the Citizenship (Modification) Act.
“The farmers have suffered large losses because of the locust assault and the federal government ought to expedite the compensation distribution course of,” he mentioned.
He mentioned the Congress authorities within the state shouldn’t be severe about actual points.
“The Congress authorities in Rajasthan shouldn’t be severe about actual points. Farmers are struggling, large losses have occurred because of the locust assault.
“The federal government ought to instantly shift its focus to deal with the difficulty within the curiosity of the farmers, he added.
He entered the meeting premises with the basket however didn’t go inside the home with it.