Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Badal on Thursday stated the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) authorities in Punjab was sprinkling salt on the injuries of farmers whose crops had been ravaged by floodwaters by releasing a puny compensation of Rs 186 crore.
He stated SAD would proceed its agitation in opposition to the federal government until farmers and farm labourers weren’t paid a good compensation.
Addressing the occasion’s second ‘dharna’ in Sardulgarh, the SAD President stated that the federal government launched Rs 186 crore to beleaguered farmers on the identical day on which the SAD held its first dharna at Devigarh. However this quantity is just too much less and doesn’t even partially cowl the losses sustained by farmers of the state.
“It is shocking that Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has only Rs 186 crore for farmers but is spending Rs 750 crore on self projection through advertisements. If this wasteful expenditure alone is stopped, farmer compensation can be increased by three times immediately.”
Asserting that SAD alone was the true consultant of farmers, poor and merchants, Badal stated “many farmer organizations have been formed in the state. They are, however, unable to deliver while citing how the entire agitation of the farmer organizations against the government was suspended when the government released Rs 10 lakh to a farmer who was martyred on the orders of the Chief Minister.”
“Kisan organizations should deliver on their promises. Farmers should not be used for cannon fodder alone.”
Badal additionally highlighted how the AAP authorities first didn’t undertake flood prevention works after which didn’t regulate the discharge of water from the Bhakra and Pong dams.
“After this when thousands of acres were inundated in the state, AAP ministers and legislators indulged in photo politics instead of providing any succour to the suffering people.”
He additionally condemned the Chief Minister for being absent from the sphere and selecting to ferry his boss Arvind Kejriwal to Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh when the farmers of the State wanted him essentially the most.