‘Gaushala’ is Not an Issue Exclusive to the BJP: Jaivardhan Singh

‘Gaushala’ (cowshed) is not an issue exclusive to the BJP, says Cong MLA Jaivardhan Singh in an exclusive interview.

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As part of its coverage during the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, The Quint reached the Raghogarh seat in Guna district. Congress’ 27-year-old Jaivardhan Singh became a legislator from here for the first time in 2013.

He is also Congress’ veteran politician Digvijay Singh’s son. Jaivardhan told The Quint that he is focusing on his fieldwork at the moment.

The Singh scion doesn’t consider cowshed to be an issue that belongs solely to the BJP and said that Congress’ new policy states, if they form the government, they will build a cowshed in every Panchayat.

He also added that the news of conflict between Scindia and Digvijaya Singh is 100 percent false and ‘fake’ news.

‘Farmers’ Interests Will be a Priority’

As per the promises made by the Congress in its election manifesto, Jaivardhan says that if Congress comes to power, policies will be made keeping in mind the interests of farmers. ‘Cash will be paid to the farmer in mandis (market)’, Jaivardhan told The Quint.

“When the UPA government presided in Delhi, farmer’s got the right price for their produce. After the Modi government came to power, farmers’ income wasn’t doubled, instead it was halved. It is Congress’ promise that if we form government, then farmers’ interests will be a priority and they will be given the appropriate price for their produce. And payment in the markets will be in cash.”
Jaivardhan Singh, Congress MLA, Raghogarh

BJP Doesn’t Own the Issue of ‘Gaushala’

Elaborating on the promise of building gaushala (cowshed) Jaivardhan says that the issue doesn’t belong solely to their rival BJP.

“How can we say that the cowshed is a BJP issue? Their government has been in Madhya Pradesh for 15 years and they haven’t built a single cowshed in the entire state.”
Jaivardhan Singh, Congress MLA, Raghogarh

‘News About Differences Between My Father and Scindia is Fake’

Clearing the air on political differences between his father and Congress MP Jyotiraditya Scindia, Jaivardhan said, ‘The news of conflict is 100 percent false’.

‘It was fake news. Scindia’s family and our family have a long-standing relationship, and it is still going strong’, he aded.

Jaivardhan believes that the Congress will get at least 150 seats in these elections.

(This story was originally published on Quint Hindi)

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