Will work hard to stop farmer suicides, create jobs for youth, says Nitin Gadkari
Addressing his last rally before the end of campaigning for the first phase of the Lok Sabha polls, Union minister and BJP candidate from Nagpur Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said he will work hard to stop farmer suicides and create more jobs for the youth.
Polling for the Nagpur seat, along with six other seats in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, will be held on April 11. BJP chief Amit Shah also spoke at the rally. “I want to promise you two things, firstly I will be specially focusing on stopping farmer suicides in Vidarbha. I have made it my mission in life to work so much more in villages that in coming days no farmer commits suicide,” Gadkari said.
The Union water resources minister said his ministry had given Rs 40,000 crore for two irrigation projects in Maharashtra. “I, along with Chief Minister (Devendra) Fadnavis, will increase the irrigation potential of Maharashtra from 18 to 50 per cent. With water in fields, no farmer will commit suicide and agricultural produce will increase three-fold,” he said.