October 13, 2020 3:28:42 am
The AAP Monday staged a protest towards the farm regulation at Jantar Mantar, the place Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal hit out on the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), accusing it of “fooling” the individuals within the title of opposing the coverage “which it helped draft as a part of the Union Cupboard”.
Demanding the withdrawal of the brand new coverage, enforced via a set of three payments handed in each Homes of the Parliament, Kejriwal mentioned the BJP, which had promised to implement the MS Swaminathan Fee report on climbing MSP, has “ended MSP altogether”.
The farm coverage, mentioned the AAP chief, amounted to “backstabbing the farmers”. He mentioned just a few massive personal corporations will derive advantages out of it at the price of farmers.
“They (BJP) say solely 6 per cent farmers promote their produce at MSP. It’s a matter of disgrace. After we got here to energy, authorities faculties and hospitals had been in unhealthy form. We labored on bettering them, we didn’t shut them down. If solely 6 per cent farmers profit from MSP, then they need to make sure the share goes as much as 100 per cent. That is what the farmers need,” Kejriwal mentioned.
Nevertheless, the SAD, which stop the BJP-led NDA entrance over the farm payments, was on the receiving finish of Kejriwal’s criticism. SAD MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal had stop the Union Cupboard over the difficulty. The AAP is the principal opposition celebration in Congress-ruled Punjab, which works to polls in 2022.
With out taking names, Kejriwal mentioned, “Some events are indulging in politics. They are saying one thing in Parliament, one thing behind closed doorways after which enact drama earlier than the general public. There’s a nationwide celebration in Punjab with a giant chief. Their chief was part of the committee shaped by the BJP authorities to draft the payments. They helped draft the payments, acquired it handed within the Cupboard and the Parliament after which staged opposition. You suppose the persons are fools? They’re fooling the general public.”
He demanded the roll again of the coverage, asserting that “there will probably be no compromise”. “Deliver one other regulation mandating that 100 per cent harvest will probably be procured at MSP,” he added.
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