PM FAILED TO ADDRESS ANY MAJOR CONCERN OF FARMERS AT HIS MALOUT RALLY, SAYS CAPT AMARINDER
ALSO BLASTS SAD FOR BETRAYING PUNJAB BY ALLOWING KHATTAR TO JOIN RALLY
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Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh expressed disappointment at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s failure to address any of the major concerns of the farmers at his Malout rally, while lashing out at the Akalis for betraying Punjab by allowing the Haryana Chief Minister to be present on the occasion.
The distressed farmers who had gathered to hear Modi found no succour for their problems in his long speech, which was high on fluff and short of substance, said the Chief Minister, expressing shock at the fact that the Prime Minister failed to even mention farmer suicides and debts or the Swaminathan Report.
And to rub salt on the farmers’ wounds, the Badals, instead of using the opportunity to fight for Punjab’s rights on the water and SYL issue, actually shared the dais with Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar, who was actively working against the interest of our state, said Captain Amarinder Singh.
In a statement issued here, the Chief Minister said the rally turned out to be a sorry spectacle for the farmers, who had braved the sweltering heat in the hope of some concrete announcements from the Prime Minister. Instead, Modi’s speech turned out to be an insipid affair, focused on tom-tomming of his government’s four-year rule, which has been a complete failure on all counts.
The Chief Minister said it was unfortunate that Modi had let go of such a major opportunity to address the serious concerns of the farming community. If he really wanted to thank the farmers for contributing to the nation’s green revolution and for continuing to feed millions of Indians day after day, Modi should have come out with some concrete announcements on the critical issues of farm loan waiver and in toto implementation of the MS Swaminathan report, said Captain Amarinder Singh.