A heartwrenching video of a helpless farmer crying over the low price he received from his sale of onions has taken social media by storm. The short clip clearly depicts the sad state of the Ahmednagar resident who looked clueless as he faces a huge financial burden.
Speaking about his plight, the farmer says, “I had to employ labourers to pick onions from the field in rain. How do I pay them? What should I take home to feed my family?” He also stressed the fact that their needs are not looked after by the government. The clip which has got everyone's attention was also brought to the notice of opposition leaders notably Priyanka Gandhi who shared the video on her verified Twitter handle.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra attacked the government and asked, ”What is the plight of farmers under the BJP government? To stop the rising prices of onions, they are being imported, but our farmers do not get the right price for their onions which they have grown with their hard work.'' Check out the video here.....
This is so heartbreaking!— Sunil Ahire (@SunilAh64145529) November 10, 2019
A poor farmer from Ahmednagar, #Maharashtra got a measly Rs 8/kg for his onion produce. He is devastated & doesn't know how he is going to pay labourers or feed his family.
This is what the man busy trying to save his CM's chair has done for farmers! pic.twitter.com/Zv8sZHMUkw
भाजपा सरकार ने किसानों की कैसी दुर्दशा कर रखी है? प्याज के बढ़ते दाम रोकने के लिए बाहर से प्याज आयात की जा रही है मगर हमारे किसान को मेहनत से उगाई प्याज का सही दाम ही नहीं मिलता।— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) November 10, 2019
किसान को एक किलो प्याज के 8 रू मिल रहे हैं और बाज़ार में प्याज 100 रु किलो है। ये हो क्या रहा है? pic.twitter.com/HIvv4JutcX