BJP keen to set up farmer’s centre in Bihta in the name of Swami Sahjanand Saraswati: Thakur

Patna: BJP Rajya Sabha MP Vivek Thakur demanded from Bihar Government to hand over the land of Bihta Bajaar Samiti to the centre for establishing a farmer’s centre in the name of Swami Sahjanand Saraswati to commemorate the great peasant leader.

Announcing to organise Kisan Mazdoor ( farmers-labourers) conclave on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Swami sahjanand Saraswati on February 22nd in Patna as mark of respect towards the great personality and to hold a direct dialogue with the farmers and labourers in presence of Union Home minister Amit Shah as chief guest, Thakur told news persons here on Saturday that Bihta had been the “Karmabhoomi” of Swami Sahjanand Saraswati.

He asked the state government to hand over the vast land of the moribund Bihta Bazar Samiti to the agricultural department of the centre to establish a farmers centre in order to extend them all possible assistance.

The BJP MP also demanded from the Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to name Bihta as Swami Sahajanand Saraswati Nagar in the manner in which Noida has been changed to Gautam Buddha Nagar.

Expressing his concern over the bias of Bihar Government towards Swami sahjanand Saraswati for not organising any state sponsored programme either on the occasion of death or birth anniversary of Swami Sahajanand Saraswati, Thakur said that the state government did not even bothered to give a place to the great personality either in its Diaries or calendars.

Outlining the details of the event to be held on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Swami Sahajanand Saraswati, Thakur categorically stated that self proclaimed pseudo farmer leaders would not get any opportunity to encash the programme in their personal political interest instead the actual issues of the farmers would be discussed in detail for a realistic solution to their problems.

Lambasting the Bihar government for ignoring the issues of farmers, he said it appears that the farmers do not even exist for the chief minister and their situation also does not bother him. He alleged that Nitish Kumar during his ongoing Samadhan Yatra did not even bother to meet the aggrieved farmers in Buxar.

Highlighting the schemes and policies of the centre introduced by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Welfare of farmers, Thakur said that no government ever strived for development of the peasants of the country except Mr Modi who launched various schemes including Pradhanmantri Kisan Samman Yojana, Crop Insurance Scheme and others for their socio economic development.

He said that it was unfortunate that the farmers have always been used and misused but the Prime Minister Modi was the only person who cared for the class.

Highlighting the contributions of Swami Sahajanand Saraswati Thakur said surprisingly his contributions have not been discussed anywhere in modern history.

Describing him as a social reformer like Swami Dayanand and Swami Vivekanand, he referred to the quotes of Subhash Chandra Bose, the freedom fighter who had said that he saw Khadi clad many Sanyasis in Sabarmati Ashram but real Sanyasi was in Sitaram Ashram of Bihta in Patna.

The BJP leader said that Subhash Chandra Bose had even sought help of Swami sahjanand Saraswati who had established Kisan Sabha in the year 1927 with Bihta being its Centre from where he operated the peasants movement.

On this occasion BJP state president and MP Sanjay Jaiswal termed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as “irrelevant” in present day politics who was scared of interacting with the people.

Replying to a query he said that Nitish Kumar was uncomfortable everywhere and no one would tolerate such an irrelevant person.

Regarding the urea crisis, Jaiswal reiterated that there was no dearth of any fertilizer in Bihar and alleged that the state government was misleading the people. He claimed that 20 lakh sacks of Urea was currently available with the state government which has miserably failed in its distribution despite heavy subsidy of Rs 1900 per sack on urea. He further alleged that the public distribution system of Bihar was not even properly functioning and the food grains supplied from the centre were not being distributed.

To another query Jaiswal said that the BJP was concentrating to win more than 36 seats from Bihar in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.


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