Prime Minister Narendra Modi noted the difficulties farmers had been facing in Uttar Pradesh. He said that sugarcane farmers were not getting their dues from the state government. “Shri Modi said, “Sugarcane farmers in Uttar Pradesh complain that their dues aren’t settled. What stops Akhilesh ji from giving them their due?” He highlighted that the BJP, in its manifesto had kept farmers’ welfare at its core and would settle all dues within two weeks. He further added that BJP, if voted to power, would also waive off loans of small farmers.
Mr. Goh Chok Tong, Emeritus Senior Minister of Singapore, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.
The Prime Minister warmly recalled their long association, and congratulated Mr. Goh Chok Tong on assuming charge as the Chairman of the Governing Board of Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy earlier this year.
The Prime Minister welcomed the momentum imparted by the exchange of several high-level visits between India and Singapore in recent years, and appreciated the strengthening of the bilateral relationship in all sectors, including Trade & Investment, Connectivity, and Defence & Security.
The Prime Minister said that Singapore has a special place in India’s Act East Policy, built on the foundation of strong India-ASEAN relationship. The Prime Minister credited Mr. Goh Chok Tong as an early and strong votary of ASEAN’s engagement with India.
The two leaders also discussed regional and global issues of mutual interest.