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Stop Misleading People Over Farm Bills: Amarinder Singh To Akalis

Only liars might interpret this to imply that Congress had meant to abolish the APMC Act: Amarinder Singh


Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday requested Akalis to cease “lying and misleading” the individuals of the state by “picking selective portions” of the Congress manifestos, saying it didn’t even remotely suggest any of the anti-farmer strikes that the BJP-led Central Government was attempting to push on poor farmers to advertise the pursuits of “their rich corporate friends”.

Instead of flashing the copies of manifestos at journalists, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) ought to have made efforts to learn their related elements first, stated the Chief Minister, taking up the Opposition events over their alleged “unsubstantiated and blatantly false allegations” towards the Congress on the problem.

Referring to the Congress manifestos for the Lok Sabha in addition to the final Punjab meeting elections, the Chief Minister stated nowhere had the get together spoken about bringing any of the adjustments that the Centre was attempting to impose on the nation with its ill-intentioned legislations.

In reality, the manifestos had clearly talked about strengthening the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) system to make it much more helpful to the farmers, he stated in an official assertion.

The state Congress manifesto of 2017 had said that the updation of the APMC Act can be performed to make sure direct entry of farmers to the nationwide and worldwide markets by digital expertise with out tinkering with the present MSP system, he stated.

The LS manifesto, alternatively, had gone a step ahead to speak of additional strengthening the advertising system by repealing the present Act and bringing in new provisions that would supply for the institution of 1000’s of Kisan markets to supply quick access to farmers inside 2-Three km vary, he stated.

“Only liars could interpret this to mean that the Congress had meant to abolish the APMC Act,” stated the chief minister.

“When and where did the Congress ever talk of replacing APMC with contract farming and private procurement?” the Chief Minister requested, lashing out on the Akalis and AAP for “blatantly misleading” the individuals on the problem.

The Punjab Congress manifesto had categorically promised that the, “State Government will ensure lifting of food grains within 48 hours and payment by procurement agencies within 3 days for the procured food grains,” making it amply clear that there was not even a distant risk of fixing the procurement system, because the Centre’s new legal guidelines are searching for to do, he stated.

“Picking up sentences and misrepresenting the communication is an art that the BJP has mastered, and the Akalis are now emulating,” stated Mr Singh.

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