Punjab CM selling fraud as achievement: SAD - ECAS Punjab

Punjab CM selling fraud as achievement: SAD

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 23

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today said after deceiving farmers like the Central Government, Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh was now trying to sell the fraud as an achievement.

The SAD president said it was shameful that even after it had been proved that the Chief Minister had colluded with the Central Government to get the 'rail roko' agitation of the farmer organisations lifted, he was trying to mislead Punjabis by trying to shift the blame of his own failures on others.


Sukhbir Badal, SAD President

'Didn't share bills'

Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh had refused to share the proposed Bills with anyone, including his own Cabinet colleagues. He also lied that these had been framed in consultation with farmers.


Asking the Chief Minister to speak on facts, Sukhbir claimed: "The resolution you moved in the Vidhan Sabha said you were repealing the three Central farm Acts. However, the Bills you moved were only amendments to the legislations which have spoilt Punjab's case even further, like in the case of the river waters termination Act in which you strengthened the case of Rajasthan and Haryana".

He said the Chief Minister had also jeopardised the future of farmers of the state by not making government purchase on the minimum support price (MSP) mandatory. He said the Congress government had also not done anything to secure the rights of growers of non-government purchase crops like basmati, maize and cotton.

The party had urged the state government to convert the entire state into a principal market yard to circumvent the Central farm laws and safeguard the farmers' interest. However, when the government passed the Bills with no mention of market yard, the SAD said it was an opportunity lost.

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