Will revive Faridkot sugar mill, says Capt

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Faridkot
  • Updated: Oct 19, 2016 15:53 IST
Captain Amarinder Singh during his ‘kisan yatra’ in Bathinda on Tuesday.. (Sanjeev Kumar/HT)

Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Captain Amarinder Singh lashed out at chief minister (CM) Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday for forcing industries to flee Punjab, leaving the state grappling with near bankruptcy and a host of other critical problems.

Starting the second day of his kisan yatra with a visit to a closed sugar mill in Faridkot, he said once in power, he will take immediate steps to revive the defunct sugar mill and incentivise the industries in the state in line with the concessions being provided to attract industrial development in other states like Gujarat.

It was unfortunate, he said, that nobody was prepared for ‘Make in Punjab’ even while the rest of the country was talking about the Modi government’s ‘Make in India’ campaign.

Accusing the Badal government of reversing Punjab’s industrial growth and causing several industrial units to close down for lack of government support, Captain said he will ensure that the trend is reversed as soon as he takes over the reins of power in the state.

Farmers at Faridkot grain market complained that paddy was not being lifted from the mandis and what had been lifted was at lower than minimum support price (MSP).

Assuring the farmers to bring an end to their woes once Congress is voted to power, PPCC president asked them to support Congress in forthcoming elections.

Meanwhile, utilising the roadshow to display the collective strength of the local Congress leaders, Kushaldeep Singh Dhillon, known for his proximity with Captain, united all the ticket aspirants.


Captain Amarinder Singh visited Kotkapura grain market on Monday evening where he interacted with the farmers and his team uploaded a video on his facebook account.

However, SAD leader Parambans Singh Romana shared the same video clip on his facebook account highlighting the fact that farmer in the clip indeed said that his paddy was procured within a day, contradicting the Congress claims.

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