Badals cheated Punjab farmers by enacting Contract Farming Act in 2013: Harpal Singh Cheema
Captain offered Punjab farmers to company homes by amending APMC Act in 2017: Harpal Singh Cheema
Akali, BJP and Congress are all anti-farmers, now Akali and Congress are enjoying methods
Chandigarh: Commenting on the statement made by the Union Agriculture Minister within the Parliament, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said that the previous Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and the current Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had betrayed the farmers of Punjab by following the identical coverage. During a press convention convened on the social gathering headquarters right here on Saturday, senior chief of the social gathering and Leader of Opposition (LoP) in Punjab Assembly, Harpal Singh Cheema, stated that as per the statement made by Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar within the Parliament on Friday; these black legal guidelines have been originated in 2013 when SAD-BJP authorities was headed by Parkash Singh Badal because the Chief Minister.
He stated that the statement of Agriculture Minister Tomar had uncovered the black report of Parkash Singh Badal being anti-farmer. Cheema stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central authorities was bringing the identical Act, which was introduced by the federal government of Parkash Singh Badal. He stated that as per the 2013 Act, a farmer could possibly be sentenced to at least one month imprisonment and a minimal effective of Rs 5,000 to Rs 5 lakh for violating the foundations of contract farming. Not solely this, if the farmer makes a mistake once more, the punishment will improve and the penalty can even improve.
Cheema additional stated that when the Congress authorities led by Captain Amarinder Singh got here to energy in 2017, the Captain authorities additionally took steps to increase these legal guidelines according to the 2013 legal guidelines. “The APMC Act was enacted throughout Captain Amarinder Singh’s authorities. Even then, the Aam Aadmi Party had performed an vital position within the opposition and had registered its objection to those legal guidelines,” he added.
He stated that the Aam Aadmi Party had been saying it from day one that the SAD, BJP and Congress have been all working for company homes and betraying the ‘annadatas’ of the state. Cheema stated that the folks of Punjab had made Parkash Singh Badal, the Chief Minister for 5 instances however now when the Modi authorities got here up with these black legal guidelines on agriculture, Badal solely spoke as soon as as a part of the central authorities and praised the legal guidelines.
“After that he didn’t utter a single phrase in favor of the farmers. Parkash Singh Badal’s sharp silence exhibits that his coronary heart continues to be beating for the BJP,” stated Cheema. He stated that the identical was the case with current Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, who regardless of being a member of the High Power Committee had not made the folks of Punjab conscious that such black farm legal guidelines have been coming. “Captain Amarinder didn’t even take up the difficulty with the Union authorities towards these legal guidelines and is now pretending to be a giant benefactor of the farmers,” he added.