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Follow Chhattisgarh on farm mandi: SAD

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Chandigarh, October 29

SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal today said the passage of a Bill making the entire state a single 'mandi' by Congress-ruled Chhattisgarh had exposed the fraud played on farmers by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, who had played a fixed match with the Centre and refused to protect the farming community from the ill-effects of the agri-marketing laws.


Sukhbir Badal, SAD President

CM playing into centre's hands

The CM rejected the market yard proposal saying it's not feasible, but his Chhattisgarh counterpart does not feel so. This makes it clear the CM is playing into Delhi's hands.


Addressing a virtual conference here today, the SAD president said even as Congress-ruled Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan governments passed similar laws to protect their farmers, Capt Amarinder left the farmers of the state at the mercy of the Centre.

"The Congress government has deliberately amended the Central Acts under the trade subject, which is on the concurrent list, instead of bringing in legislation under the agricultural head, which is on the state list, as done by the Chhattisgarh government. This amounts to selling off the interests of the state to the Central BJP government," said Sukhbir.

The SAD President said he had all along suggested that Punjab should bring in legislation to ensure its farmers did not face exploitation at the hands of private players.

"It was mooted that a Bill be passed to make the entire state a single mandi (principal marketing yard) to negate the implementation of the three agriculture laws in Punjab. — TNS

from The Tribune

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