In 2014, Narendra Modi had promised the people of Kushinagar that within 100 days of the BJP coming to power, the sugar mill in the region would start. Five years later, there is no sign of any sugar mill. Those farmers who had started sugarcane cultivation are now moving towards turmeric and banana farming.
NewsClick team found out that the farmers are angry with the fake promises of doubling their income or starting the sugar mill. Around 50% farmers are still engaged in sugarcane cultivation due to which their conditions are worsening. They said that they have decided to vote out the lying prime minister and elect a government which will prioritise their issues.