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Capt alleges discrimination against Punjab over paddy moisture content

punjab Updated: Oct 09, 2016 14:49 IST
HT Correspondent
Captain Amarinder Singh

PPCC chief Captain Amarinder Singh paying floral tributes to martyrs of the Uri terror attack during an interaction programme with ex-servicemen in Jalandhar on Saturday.(Pardeep Pandit/HT Photo)

Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chief Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday alleged that the Food Corporation of India (FCI) was discriminating against Punjab with regard to allowing moisture content in paddy.

Amarinder said that FCI was allowing 21 percent moisture content in the paddy from Haryana but in Punjab it was allowing 17 percent only.

Questioning chief minister Parkash Singh Badal’s silence on the matter, Amarinder said, “Just because there is a BJP government in Haryana and at the Centre, the state is getting a special concession while Punjab was being discriminated against.

Badal is not objecting to it because he does not want to antagonise the Prime Minister in anticipation of some postretirement favours, Amarinder claimed.

The PCC chief was addressing mediapersons on the sidelines of an interaction programme with the ex-servicemen.


Amarinder expressed anguish over the recent episode of infighting in Nakodar between supporters of two exMLAs Amarjit Singh Samra and Gurwinder Atwal.

“It is unfortunate that senior leaders are fighting themselves on streets like this. Let me tell you this type of indiscipline won’t be tolerated. We are bound to take strong action against such acts,” said Amarinder.

The PCC chief also disclosed that the party has also issued a notice to PCC spokesperson Nimisha Mehta for creating “indiscipline” in Garshankar segment of Hoshiarpur district from where she is seeking ticket against former MLA Love Kumar Goldy.