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Farmers' issue: Punjab CM Badal hits out at Capt Amarinder

chandigarh Updated: May 14, 2015 18:17 IST
Capt. Amarinder Singh

Slamming his predecessor Capt.Amarinder Singh for allegedly issuing baseless statements on "sensitive issues" concerning the farmers of state, Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday asked him to refrain from "politicizing" each and every issue for his own vested interests.

Badal said before issuing any statement the opposition leaders must remember that the farmers were facing a number of problems due to the nature's fury in form of unseasonal rain and hailstorm, he said.

He said it was unfortunate that instead of expressing solidarity with the farmers in this hour of crisis, Amarinder was playing dirty politics over this issue by irrelevantly issuing unwarranted and unjustified statements.

Badal said people and governments were helpless before natural disasters and the damage caused in Nepal due to earthquake was an example of it.

The Chief Minister said on its part the state government has ensured that every single grain was procured in a smooth and hassle free manner from the farmers.

He said it was a well known fact that after the state government had raised the issue of loss suffered by farmers, the NDA government had extended a helping hand by increasing the amount of relief besides bearing the value cut in MSP due to damage in crop.

However, Badal said instead of bailing out the farmers from this grave crisis, the Congress leaders have indulged in politicking for just scoring brownie points before the media.

Referring to the power scenario in the state, he said that due to the concerted efforts of the state government, Punjab was today a power sufficient state.

He said massive steps have been taken to augment power generation in the state, which had produced desired effects.

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