"Neither the chief minister, his ministers nor officials have gone to meet farmers in the villages to get to know about their problems," BJP state unit President Laxmikant Bajpai said.

"From chief minister to officials, all are making tall claims and announcements in connection with farmers, whereas senior ministers of the central government, Nitin Gadkari and others, personally took stock of the situation in Agra, Meerut and Aligarh on Tuesday," he said.

"The central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed to the welfare of farmers and is standing firm with them at this difficult juncture," he said.
    
Expressing concern over cases of farmer suicides due to crop losses, Bajpai said had the state government ensured prompt payment of the relief runds through the district magistrates, many lives would have been saved.

Citing newspaper reports, he said that so far more than 240 farmers have committed suicide due to crop losses.

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