‘Nothing has changed for farmers in Punjab’: AAP’s Bhagwant Mann demands debt waiver by May 31
AAP state president and MP Bhagwant Mann claimed that more than 40 farmers have committed suicide in last 56 days of the Congress government’s rule.Updated: May 12, 2017 20:20 IST
The Aam Aadmi Party in Punjab on Friday attacked the Amarinder Singh government for failing to announce a roadmap for waiver of farmer’s loan despite being in power for two months and threatened to launch an agitation if it failed to waive loans by May 31.
AAP state president and MP Bhagwant Mann claimed that more than 40 farmers have committed suicide in last 56 days of the Congress government’s rule. Although the Congress has replaced the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in government but nothing has changed for the farmer in the state, Mann told reporters.
He said that the new government has completed its two months in power but no roadmap in this regard has been announced yet.
The AAP leader said the state’s financial condition can not be an excuse for the Congress government to run away from the promise of waiving farm debt as the party was aware of the conditions when it was making promises with the farmers before the assembly elections.
First Published: May 12, 2017 19:56 IST