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Centre working against farmers’ interests: Harish Rawat

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Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 9

The Centre is being unfair with Punjab by not resuming the train services and reopening the Kartarpur corridor, said All-India Congress Committee general secretary and state in-charge Harish Rawat here today.

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Harish Rawat, AICC Gen Secy

Punished for no fault

Farmers cleared tracks after talks with the CM, but the Centre did not resume services. The Railway Minister should have met farmers, but it seems the Centre wants to punish them for no fault of theirs.

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Rawat, during a visit to the city, said the Centre was working against the interests of farmers and called it discriminating and undemocratic. The government needed to adopt a middle path by initiating talks with farmers, he said. "Farmers cleared railway tracks after talks with Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, but the Modi government did not resume services. The Railway Minister should have held talks with farmers, but it seems the Centre wants to punish them for no fault of theirs," said Rawat.

He asserted the state government was standing by the farming community and trying to build pressure on the Centre to roll back the farm laws.

Asked about the SC Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme scam, Rawat said minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot had been given a clean chit by two inquiry committees.

On the Bihar election results, he said the alliance would win and people would reject the BJP government.

Rawat later took part in a dharna staged by party's women wing. "It is disheartening to see the rising crime graph against women but the government is committed to protecting the rights of women and acting tough against culprits," he said.



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