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Sukhbir pretending to care for farming community: CM

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 20

Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday asked SAD chief Sukhbir Badal to stop "pretending to be concerned over the plight of the farmers, whose very existence was threatened by the farm ordinances passed by the Centre with the support of his party".

He alleged that having given its full backing to the ordinances, which was clearly the first step towards the elimination of the MSP regime, the SAD had lost the locus standi to even pretend to care about the farmers.

Sukhbir should not forget that as Union Minister, his wife Harsimrat Kaur Badal, was part of the Cabinet meeting that stamped its approval on the ordinances that would "totally destroy" the Punjab's farming community, he alleged.

Ridiculing the SAD president's offer to lead a delegation of farmer organisations to seek clarification from the Centre on MSP, the Chief Minister said it was evident that Sukhbir was unaware of the ground situation.

The Chief Minister pointed out that the ordinances, which were against the India's federal structure, were in line with the recommendations of the Shanta Kumar committee, which had also suggested dismantling the MSP regime.

Having implemented the recommendation on the ordinances, the inference was logical that the MSP elimination would soon follow, he said, adding that Sukhbir was conveniently choosing to ignore that in order to protect the interests of the SAD.

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from The Tribune

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