Sunil Jakhar said that the central government had earlier changed the parameters of paddy procurement and shellers were intimidated by the CBI. Now farmers are being harmed by delays in procurement. He has demanded that the central government should immediately start the procurement of paddy in Punjab.
Former President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee Sunil Jakhar has strongly condemned the extension of the date of paddy procurement on behalf of the Central Government. He also called the Delhi model of AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal anti-people and also exposed the Sabzbagh shown by the Delhi government to the industries regarding electricity.
In a statement issued on Friday, Sunil Jakhar said that the Central Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi should stop the step-motherly treatment of the farmers of Punjab, and government procurement of paddy should be started immediately. He said that suddenly on Thursday night, the Central Government has expressed its ill-will by extending the date of commencement of procurement.
He said that in Doaba, farmers have to plant potatoes after harvesting paddy, so the farmers there cannot delay the harvesting of paddy any further. Referring to the Modi government’s ploy to harm the interests of Punjab, he said that the central government had earlier changed the parameters of paddy procurement, and shellers were intimidated by the CBI. Now farmers are being harmed by delays in procurement. He has demanded that the central government should immediately start the procurement of paddy from Punjab.
Electricity in Delhi is more expensive than in Punjab
Referring to the Chief Minister of Delhi, Jakhar said that during his visit to Ludhiana, Kejriwal has told lies about the Delhi model to the industrialists. He said that electricity is being given to all industries in Delhi at the rate of 10.29 per unit, while the Punjab government is giving electricity at the rate of 5.99 to small industries, 7.88 to medium scale industries, and 6.98 to large industries. He said that all types of taxes are included in this rate of the Punjab Government. He said that you only do politics of lies. AAP’s government is looting everyone in Delhi and comes to Punjab and talks about giving concessions.