Six Amul directors, including Vice-Chairman, boycott Modi’s event

Six Amul directors, including vice-chairman Rajendrasinh Parmar, on the board of the popular dairy, boycotted Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi’s event at Mogar in Anand district on Sunday, Indian Express reported. Modi was to inaugurate a chocolate plant among other projects.

“I did not go for the event, along with five other directors, including Dhirubhai Chavda, Juvansinh Chauhan, Rajusinh Parmar, Neetaben Solanki, Chandubhai Parmar. I told the chairman and the managing director that I have no objection to the Prime Minister’s visit. But it should not be political function… At the function, they ended up patting their own backs. Amul did not gain anything from the event,” said Rajendrasinh, who is a Congress MLA from Borsad Assembly.

“I have been the vice-chairman of Amul for the past 12 years. My father was also the vice-chairman. So many prime ministers have come to Amul, but a political event was never held. The invitation card also bore names only of BJP leaders. Today, only leaders from one party were seen on stage,” chairperson Ramsinh Parmar, who had been present along with other board members told Express.

Rajendrasinh alleged that an estimated Rs 10-15 crore of farmer’s money was spent by the dairy on the function, where over a lakh farmers from different areas of Anand, Kheda and Vadodara were in attendance.

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