Press Reporter News Service
Dasuya, February 21
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal accused Chief Minister Amarinder Singh of going again on his election promise to waive loans of Punjab’s farmers.
Badal, the previous deputy chief minister of Punjab, spoke to the press after he visited the household of a farmer Jagtar Singh and his son Kirpal Singh who killed themselves not too long ago over mounting money owed at Muhadipur village. Badal claimed that the tragic incident “uncovered” Amarinder Singh’s authorities.
“The incident proves that even loans of marginal farmers like Jagtar Singh who owned just one acre of land haven’t been waived off. This even though Capt Amarinder Singh promised on the holy Gutka Sahib that the Congress authorities would impact a whole mortgage waiver as soon as it got here to energy within the State,” he mentioned.
He additionally claimed that lakhs of farmers have been thrust right into a state of additional indebtedness within the 4 years of Congress celebration’s rule primarily counting on the promise of mortgage waiver.
“Farmers stopped paying their mortgage installments hoping the Congress authorities would fulfill its promise. That is the explanation why farmers like Jagtar Singh and Kirpal Singh had been pushed to despair and took the intense step. The Congress authorities is answerable for the loss of life of Jagtar who had made a reputation in the area people as Nambardar of the village for twenty years in addition to 1500 farmers who’ve dedicated suicide throughout Congress rule”.
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s authorities was voted to energy within the 2017 meeting elections.
He additionally urged the central authorities underneath Prime Minister Narendra Modi to pay heed to the farmers protesting at Delhi’s borders since November.
“It’s excessive time the Centre listened to the protesting farmers and accepted all their calls for together with repeal of the three legal guidelines, assured authorities buy on minimal help worth (MSP) and implementation of the Swaminathan report in letter and spirit,” he mentioned.