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BJP leaders lying, misleading farming community: Punjab Ministers

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 2

Punjab Cabinet Ministers on Monday hit out at the BJP over its charges against Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, saying it was the BJP state leadership that was misleading the farmers and spreading lies to save their skin after being cornered on the issue of the Central farm laws.

Not only was the BJP in the state trying desperately to fool the farmers with regard to the agricultural laws, but it was indulging in falsehoods to promote their political interests, the Cabinet Ministers said in a joint statement.

Reacting to BJP state president Ashwani Sharma's accusations against Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, the ministers said: "The farmers don't need any instigation. They are hurt at the treatment being meted out to them by the BJP-led Central Government. They are fighting to save their livelihood. But Sharma, like other BJP leaders, has no realisation of this."

They pointed out that the security and safety of trains was the responsibility of the Railway Protection Force (RPF), with the state government having no say in the matter. The ministers asked what the Captain Amarinder government had to do with the safe movement of trains, adding this was not the first time tracks had been blocked by farmers in a state.

They stressed instances of such blockades had been reported at many places, irrespective of the government in power, even in the past. "So does that mean the Chief Minister of that state becomes responsible?" the ministers quipped.



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