Expressing concern over the rising number of suicides by farmers across the state, Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh appealed to them “to bear with him for one more year”, promising a turnaround after the Congress forms the government.
“I understand the state of distress and despair you are going through, but I promise you that agriculture will be my first and foremost priority. During my tenure, farmers were getting good returns on their produce and the prices of land had also gone substantially up. And I promise you the return of same good old days where choice will be yours whether to make profits from agriculture or by selling off your land,” he said in a statement.
Amarinder blamed Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, saying he was “callous and insensitive” towards the plight of farmers. “I’m shocked that there is no feeling of regret or remorse on Badal’s face,” he added.