'Will raise urea-shortage issue in winter session'

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Sangrur
  • Updated: Dec 21, 2014 13:23 IST

Former chief minister and Congress MLA from Lehragaga assembly segment Rajinder Kaur Bhattal on Saturday said the winter session of the Punjab Assembly starting Monday, will be stormy as the SAD-BJP
government is likely to face heat on various issues.

In a statement issued here on Saturday, Bhattal said the Congress would raise issues of urea shortage affecting farmers, the state of law and order, drug menace and poor financial condition of the state in the upcoming winter session.

"Urea shortage in the state has led to a great deal of difficulty for the farmers, and it wil be taken up prominently by the Congress," said Bhattal, and pointed out that in the districts of Bathinda and Mansa, farmers had complained several times to the district administration about black marketing of urea and exploitation of farmers by traders.

She pointed out that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also expressed his concern over the increasing drug menace in the state, indicating the Badal government's incompetency in tackling the issue.

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