Rajganj, 24th December: The Bharatiya Janata Kisan Morcha Rajganj Block handed over a memorandum to the Rajganj BDO regarding various demands of the farmers. The memorandum was submitted after staging a protest in front of the Rajganj BDO office.
Dabgram Fulbari MLA Shikha Chatterjee, Bharatiya Janata Kisan Morcha Jalpaiguri district president Nakul Das, BJP Jalpaiguri district committee member Dilip Chowdhury and other BJP leaders from Rajganj block were present in the demonstration programme.
MLA Shikha Chatterjee said that many affected farmers have committed suicide. Apart from compensating the farmers, a demand was made to pay 20 lakh rupees to the families of the farmers who committed suicide. She also alleged that the farmers are not being paid under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme. Also, they demanded reduction of cess on electricity bills and petroleum products by the state government.