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Seed subsidy a cruel joke on farmers: AAP

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Chandigarh, November 2

Terming the seed subsidy policy announced by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh as a cruel joke on farmers, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has asked the CM to first make public the details of the subsidy released in the past three years by the Centre which allegedly never reached the beneficiaries.

Stop theatrics: Cheema to Capt

  • AAP senior leader Harpal Singh Cheema on Monday accused CM Capt Amarinder Singh of indulging in theatrics
  • Cheema said the CM first misled farmers by convening a special Assembly session, and then instead of meeting the Prime Minister, announced to meet the President

  • Dubbing him as a master of deceit, Cheema said now he had shot off a letter to BJP chief JP Nadda over goods trains' suspension

AAP kisan wing president and MLA Kultar Singh Sandhwan said if the Chief Minister was honestly concerned for farmers, he should issue a white paper in a week telling the people of the state where the seed subsidy worth crores of rupees for 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 sanctioned by the Centre had been spent.

Sandhwan further alleged that the Congress government was no better than the previous Badal government in seed scams. MLA Prof Baljinder Kaur said the season of wheat sowing had already kicked off in many parts of the state, but the state government announced the seed subsidy 2020-21 on November 1, which was a cruel joke on the farmers. Prof Baljinder Kaur said had the government been farmer-friendly, it would have announced the seed subsidy by October 1 so that the farmers would have availed themselves the benefit before October 25 by completing other procedures. — TNS

from The Tribune

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