Parliament: Govt. replies no data of Farmer causalities, No question of aid

The same such question was raised in the last session on which, Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar replied the same.

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New Delhi: The Central Government in Parliament has replied that they have not maintained a record of those who have died in protest and have no present plans to provide aid. Whereas, the opposition continues its rampage on the aid of protesting farmers.
The Government was responding to a question on whether it will provide financial assistance to the family of farmers who died during the protests. On which, the government replied, “The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare has no record in the matter and hence the question does not arise.”

The same such question was raised in the last session on which, Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar replied the same. However, The Punjab Government till July 2021, kept 220 such farmers/farm laborers who died in the agitation as verified deaths. Out of these 220, 203 farmers/farm laborers deceased were from the Malwa region of the state, while 11 deaths were from Majha and 6 from Doaba.

After the Statement, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi condemned the statement and claimed that about 700 farmers had lost their lives in the protest. She tweeted, “700 farmers were martyred in the farmers’ protest. Their martyrdom was not spoken about in Parliament today, nor was it respected by paying tribute.”

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