Punjab govt should have taken CCL issue with Centre earlier: Bhattal

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Apr 23, 2016 12:05 IST
Senior Congress leader Rajinder Kaur Bhattal (HT File Photo)

Senior Congress leader Rajinder Kaur Bhattal on Tuesday said the SAD-BJP government should ensure payments to farmers for the wheat procured or it would lead to a law-and-order problem.

Bhattal said Badal should have taken up the cash credit limit (CCL) issue with the Prime Minister two months ago. “Surprisingly, the CM is meeting the PM in the midst of procurement. This shows how seriously this government takes its farmers. Field reports suggest farmers won’t wait for long. The matter should be resolved in a week to avoid unrest,” she said.

Bhattal said the delay in releasing the CCL by the Centre smacks of a political conspiracy as with the “bleak SAD prospects” in the next assembly election, the BJP is weighing its options whether to continue with the SAD or go it alone.

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