BJP government at Centre ruined farmers: Jakhar. Promising to fight farmers’ case if elected to the Lok Sabha, Congress candidate from Gurdaspur seat Sunil Jakhar said the BJP-led Union government has ruined India’s agrarian economy and ignored the farming community.In the absence of a representative in the Lok Sabha, farmers in Gurdaspur find themseleves ignored by the Centre on important decisions, including the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Jakhar said at his public meetings in Gurdaspur, Dera Baba Nanak and Batala. The Narendra Modi government imposed GST on tractors and flour without consulting farmers already burdened by loans, he said, promising to fight for the rights of the community in the Lok Sabha if elected in the October 11 by-poll.As a farmer himself, Jakhar said, he understands the plight of the community. The Central government has been promoting the interests of big corporate houses only, he said. He wondered how Modi government failed to understand the problems faced by the farmers . Jakhar alleged that the Modi government, believe in filling their coffers, ignoring the common man.
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