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GI Basmati row: Chouhan writes to Sonia on ‘anti-farmer stance’ of Cong CMs

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The war of words among Madhya Pradesh Main Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his political rivals in the Congress around the state’s claim on the GI tag for basmati rice developed in Madhya Pradesh worsened today, with Chouhan creating to Congress Interim Main Sonia Gandhi, accusing her celebration of becoming move-motherly to farmers.&#13
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In a letter, Chouhan alleged that Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s interference in the matter to deny the GI tag to basmati rice developed in MP is intended to deny MP farmers their rightful due, and that his representations in the matter are bogus and baseless.&#13
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Chouhan highlighted how the previous Congress state governing administration less than Kamal Nath unsuccessful to waive all farm loans in just 10 times of coming to energy, as promised by Rahul Gandhi in an election rally.&#13
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He said the Congress federal government has not paid its share of crop insurance premium and denied farmers their due compensation.&#13
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“I just can’t realize what enmity your social gathering has versus Madhya Pradesh farmers and why Congress Chief Ministers overtly perform towards the interest of MP farmers,” Chouhan stated in the letter.&#13
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He explained Amarinder Singh’s assertion that extending the GI tag to MP farmers will benefit Pakistan, which also is a major producer of basmati rice, is nothing but low-amount politics.&#13
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Earlier in the working day Chouhan was engaged in a war of words with his predecessor Kamal Nath on the issue.&#13
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Nath mentioned experienced Chouhan, for the duration of his tenure as Main Minister of Madhya Pradesh for 15 years, put forward the state’s look at point forcefully, MP would not have been denied its rightful GI tag.&#13
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“The MP Main Minister, in its place of responding to the letter prepared by Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to the Prime Minister placing forward his views on MP’s statements, is composing letter to Sonia Gandhi which is very little but simple politics,” Kamal Nath claimed in a twitter article.&#13
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Nath explained whilst Shivraj Singh Chouhan was busy destabilizing his govt, the then Madhya Pradesh authorities beneath his Chief Minister ship experienced prepared a letter to Primary Minister Modi and Agriculture Minister instantly just after Madras High Courtroom rejected the state’s claim on GI tag to basmati grown in its jurisdiction.&#13
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“It is not a matter in between Congress and BJP but one thing which considerations the welfare of lakhs of basmati farmers of MP and instead of creating letters, Chouhan really should now put together to struggle a strong circumstance in the Supreme Court where by the make a difference is pending for hearing,” Nath wrote in the twitter post.&#13
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GI tag to Madhya Pradesh basmati growers has come to be a conversing point in advance of critical by-election to the state assembly seats which will figure out the fate of the Shivraj Singh Chouhan govt.&#13
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Previously, Shivraj Singh Chouhan responding to Amarinder Singh’s letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi disputing MP’s claims around GI tag to basmati rice asserted that Madhya Pradesh has a penned recorded background due to the fact 1908 of basmati production in 13 districts. Information of giving seeds to farmers in MP in the 12 months 1944 was recorded in the information of Scindia State.&#13
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He mentioned basmati exporters of Punjab and Haryana are procuring basmati rice from MP. This is also supported by Governing administration of India facts of export from the Mandideep (industrial location), Madhya Pradesh,” he included.&#13
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The MP governing administration and a basmati growers’ affiliation had missing two individual situations in the courtroom filed in 2016 to problem the exclusion of the districts from a map submitted by the APEDA for the tags.&#13
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Aside from Punjab, other states that currently have GI tagging for basmati are Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi, western UP, and select districts of Jammu and Kashmir.&#13
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Madhya Pradesh has sought inclusion of its 13 districts for GI tagging for basmati. &#13

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