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Brar visits Faridkot; calls for special law to compensate vegetable growers

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Faridkot, November 09, 2013
First Published: 23:54 IST(9/11/2013) | Last Updated: 23:55 IST(9/11/2013)

With four high-profile leaders connected with the region - Avtar Singh Brar from Faridkot, Ajit Singh Shant from Nihal Singh Wala and Joginderpal Jain from Moga - leaving the Congress to join SAD in recent times, senior Congress leader from Mukstar Jagmeet Singh Brar was in town on Saturday to boost the morale of party workers.
 
"SAD pressured our leaders to join their party. Some of them were even victims of political terrorism," he alleged.

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However, Jagmeet seemed to appreciate the role of Avtar in the Congress party, the veteran staying in the part for more than 50 years.

"In addition to the SAD pressure, ticket distribution during the last assembly elections also created a problem. Some old and senior party leaders felt ignored," he added, adding that the state Congress should hold a chintan shivir in Faridkot and launch the Lok Sabha polls from the region.

Brar claimed that irregularities in flood-relief was a huge blow to the SAD-BJP image in the region, with the undeserving getting more than their due.

 "I want the state government to come up with a special law to compensate the loss of poor vegetable growers as they are not covered under any law. Vegetable growers in four Faridkot villages Doad, Gujjar, Channia and Mumara suffered a huge loss by hailstorms," he added.

Brar was accompanied by Gurdas Girdar and Surinder Gupta, both district chiefs from Muktsar and Faridkot. His brother Ripjeet Singh Brar and other leaders were present.

 
State Congress general secretary Kushaldeep Singh Dhillon and Congress MLA from Jaitu Joginder Singh were allegedly not invited to the event.
 

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