Punjab CM Fears Facing Center for Direct Payment to Farmers: Sukhbir

Ajnala (Amritsar), April 1 (PTI) Shiromani Akali Dal, head of President Sukhbir Singh Badal, said Thursday that Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh was “afraid” to stand up to the BJP-led Center on the issue of direct payment to farmers for wheat supply.

That is why he has not taken any concrete steps to stop the implementation of the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme for the purchase of the next crop, he alleged.

Speaking to the media after addressing a rally here, Shiromani Chairman Akali Dal (SAD) alleged that the CM was “playing a match-fixing” with the Center, which was clear from Amarinder Singh’s requested time to implement the program instead. to refuse to implement it.

“It is clear that the chief minister is now part of the central plot to punish the farmers of the Punjab for opposing the three agricultural laws,” he said.

The “arthiyas” of the Punjab (agents of the commission) are protesting against the latest directive of the Center concerning the direct payment to farmers for the purchase of cereals.

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday assured the “arhtiyas” his government’s full support for the restoration of the old payment system through them.

Before addressing the meeting, the SAD chief clashed with AAP official and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly playing a “double game” on agricultural laws.

He said Kejriwal staged a “great drama” by opposing agricultural laws at the party’s recent meeting in Baghapurana, even though his government was “the first to enforce the laws in Delhi”.

He faced Punjab CM Amarinder Singh, asked him to name a hospital, college or road he had built in the past four years. SAD created 13 universities, 30 colleges and 300 hundred skill centers during his tenure, he said.

He said that rather than do anything, the head of government “broke” a holy oath he took on behalf of the “Gutka Sahib”, promising to forgo loans from farmers.

“Likewise, the CM also stabbed in the back the youngster to whom he had promised jobs in addition to unemployment benefit of 2,500 rupees per month,” Sukhbir said. PTI JMS CHS VSD RDK


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