Former minister Bikram Singh Majithia Tuesday condemned CM Amarinder Singh for insulting the Kisan Andolan by asserting that the agitation was working efficiently on account of help prolonged by the Congress occasion at the same time as he requested the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) to clarify why it was not objecting to political features being held by the Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
He was speaking to newsmen after welcoming senior Congress and AAP leaders into the SAD fold. They included Congress Kisan Cell vice chairman Satpal Singh Wadali and AAP state committee member Jasbir Singh Wadali apart from leaders from Ranjit Singh Brahmpura’s constituency.
Majithia mentioned it was astonishing that the CM, who had been holed up at his farm home for greater than 4 years, was attempting to take credit score for the sacrifices of the courageous farmers.
He mentioned the reality was that the farmers, who had withstood biting chilly in addition to warmth and rain, had been betrayed by the Gandhi household. “The Congress occasion didn’t situation a whip in opposition to the three agri payments and each Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi didn’t attend Parliament session after they have been launched for voting. We additionally understand how the Congress occasion at all times championed all of the provisions of three agriculture acts and had even promised in its election manifesto to privatise APMCs”.
Talking of the stand of the SKM telling political events to not organise any features, Majithia mentioned the SKM had thrown itself open to questioning.
“The Congress has held political features at Khemkaran and Batala just lately and even yesterday two Congress ministers held features. AAP has earlier additionally held a political rally”.
He mentioned SKM itself was talking in several voices. “Even Joginder Singh Ugrahan of the BKU (Ugrahan) has clarified that their struggle was in opposition to the BJP solely,” he mentioned, including that he additionally personally felt that the Kisan Andolan was a nationwide degree motion and shouldn’t be restricted to Punjab alone.
Answering a query, Majithia mentioned it was condemnable that farmers tilling their land throughout the barbed wire fence had not obtained the Rs 10,000 per acre compensation since 4 and a half years. “Even the grant obtained from the Centre for a similar has been misappropriated,” Majithia mentioned.
He mentioned the choice to compensate border farmers for the hardship being confronted by them had been taken by former CM Parkash Singh Badal who had taken up the matter with then Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee. “The earlier SAD led authorities had given full compensation to farmers earlier than demitting workplace”
Replying to a different question, he made an enchantment throughout occasion traces to do the suitable factor vis a vis the Jallianwala Bagh memorial.