To claim the credit of being a well-wisher of the farmers, Rajya Sabha MP and SAD general secretary Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa on Friday called hundreds of farmers at his residence here to distribute the demand notes for tubewell connections.
Interestingly, most of the farmers, who have been given these demand notes, were waiting for the connection of their tubewells for long time.
As per the details, Dhindsa distributed demand note for the tubewell connections to farmers belonging to Sangrur and Barnala districts, including 2281 farmers of Dirba, 1591 of Lehragagga, 1263 of Sunam, 439 of Sangrur, 1216 of Mahal Kalan, 667 of Barnala, 1085 of Dhuri, 315 of Malerkotla, 2398 of Bhadaur.
The move is being considered as poll-gimmick , who is eyeing to contest the coming Lok Sabha election from the Sangrur parliamentary constituency against incumbent Congress MP Vijay Inder Singla. While addressing the guest farmers, Dhindsa did not miss the opportunity to condemn the Congress saying: "The Congress had never worked for the farmers and labourers. During it regimes it did not take any step to improve electricity generation"
Speaking on the occasion, Punjab Finance minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa accused the Congress of enacting anti-farmer laws in the country. "The Congress had worked to provide benefit to the private companies and big industrialists but it never worked to improve the condition of the farmers", he added.
On the other hand, the Congress has condemned the move. "It is ironical that the SAD leaders are making fun of the farmers by calling them at their residence to give them tubwell connections which is their genuine right", said Sangrur district Congress unit president, Roop Kaur demanding that: "The government should also pay compensation to these farmers as they could not grow crops for years without tubewell connections".