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"BJP to take up farmer issue with Modi"

Senior BJP leader and Lok Sabha campaign committee in-charge Balramji Dass Tandon on Sunday said the BJP was concerned about Punjabi farmers in Gujarat and would take up the matter with Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, if required.

punjab Updated: Aug 04, 2013 19:53 IST
HT Correspondent

Senior BJP leader and Lok Sabha campaign committee in-charge Balramji Dass Tandon on Sunday said the BJP was concerned about Punjabi farmers in Gujarat and would take up the matter with Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, if required.


Addressing a press conference here, Tandon said, "We are monitoring the issue closely and already a few details are being gathered. Some details have come and we will make all efforts to save the interest of Punjabi farmers in Kutch."

Punjabi farmers in Kutch are facing displacement; and the Shiromani Akali Dal has already decided to fight for their interests.

"We will look after the interests of farmers there and take up the matter with Modi," said Tandon.

Talking about the Lok Sabha elections, Tandon said, "Though the BJP is contesting on three seats, we will ensure that the SAD-BJP alliance wins all 13 seats. Party worker is motivated for the elections at each constituency."

Talking about Navjot Singh Sidhu, Tandon said, "Sidhu is a senior member of the party and in the coming elections his potential will be used. Sidhu has been given a few responsibilities by the party, which he is taking care of."

On the ticket to Sidhu, Tandon said, "There is a set procedure when it comes to the party ticket. Senior central leadership decides on it after state recommendations. That time is far. If Sidhu contests from Amritsar, he would win."

Earlier, Tandon held a meeting with local party workers and motivated them for the coming polls.

BJP state general secretary Tarun Chugh, Rajinder Mohan Chinna, and district BJP chief Naresh Sharma were also present.