Haryana Chief Minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda warned the centre government that he may take drastic steps to provide better rice prices to farmers if the centre government won’t took his request for rice prices seriously. Haryana is the largest basmati rice producing state in the country. C.M. Hooda said that if strict action won’t be taken by the centre government the he along with the farmers will sit on dharna in Taraori mandi. He blamed the centre government for decrease in the prices of basmati rice and cotton and increase in the prices of diesel Addressing a public meeting in Taraori and later at Guhla Cheeka today, he said the he cannot see the farmers struggling with the lower rice prices and will launch a struggle with the farmers on their “just demands for better price of rice”. He also told the rally about the steps taken by his government. He said that his government has benefitted the farmers a lot and had decreased the rate of interest on crop loan from 11-14%  which farmers pay before his government came into existence to just 4%. Attacking the BJP, he said that the saffron party failed to keep his promise of “Ache Din” as the prices of food commodities like potato, tomato and onion have shot up. Haryana goes to polls on October 15

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