Press Reporter News Service
Patiala, April 4
Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday mentioned that Meals Minister Piyush Goyal was a “liar” and if his letter to Punjab Chief Minister urging on-line MSP cost was applied, small farmers could be the most important victims.
Punjab pays farmers by means of arhtiyas and is but to combine its land information with the central procurement portal. Goyal had written to Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh citing previous exemptions the state was granted on this regard and urged pressing compliance.
Addressing media in Patiala at his residence, Sidhu mentioned Goyal’s actions have been “half of a bigger conspiracy”.
He says the Centre was concentrating on Punjab and the latest letter by the central minister was “a bundle of lies”.
Direct on-line cost of minimal help worth (MSP) to farmers highlighted by Goyal in his letter states “that the land file division of Punjab has all file of land file holdings, which isn’t right,” mentioned Sidhu.
He cited a nationwide pattern survey of 2012 -13 “which says 24 per cent of farming is on a contract foundation”.
“All of it occurs on an oral contract. If Goyal’s letter is applied in letter and spirit, no farmer will get cost. The small farmer would be the largest sufferer,” he mentioned.
Sidhu questioned the federal government over direct subsidy into the accounts of farmers and likewise within the accounts of beneath poverty line (BPL) households.
He accused the centre of selling the non-public sector, led by “Adanis and Ambanis”.
Sidhu mentioned the transfer could possibly be termed “financial blackmail of farmers”.
The Centre is arm twisting farmers when they’re protesting, he mentioned.
A cease on money credit score restrict timing by RBI clearly exhibits that every one establishments of the nation are getting used towards farmers, he mentioned.
“The centre is giving relaxations to personal corporations to return financial institution loans however no such rest ever is given to farmers,” mentioned Sidhu.
Sidhu accused the Centre of making an attempt to disturb the peace and the economic system of Punjab.