Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal, the farmers’ wing of the ruling Biju Janata Dal, will stage dharna in front of Raj Bhavan in the state capital on November 27 to press its demand in hike of Minimum Support Price (MSP) of paddy.
“The BJD Krushak Cell will stage demonstration in front of Raj Bhavan in the State capital to press its demand to hike the MSP for paddy to Rs 2,930 per quintal from existing Rs 1,550,” said senior BJD leader and Vice President Debi Prasad Mishra today told the media here.
The former minister also threatened to intensify the protest in the near future unless the Narendra Modi-led BJP government at the Centre did not address the issue at the earliest.
Notably, the Centre had raised paddy MSP by Rs 80 per quintal in June last instead of its poll promise to double the MSP for paddy.
BJD General Secretary and Brahmagiri MLA Sanjay Das Burma was also present during the press conference.