Abohar: Punjab BJP president Vijay Sampla on Friday said that the policies of the previous Congress governments are responsible for the pathetic condition of farmers in the state. During the second day of his Vijay Sankalp Rath Yatra here, the Union Minister said that the Beant Singh government in 1992 had misled the farmers by falsely claiming to waive off their debts.
He said, “On one hand Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh is claiming that he himself will waive off the debts, but on the other hand he and the whole Congress leadership is requesting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to relinquish farmers’ debts”. Sampla said the Modi government had allotted the largest sum ever for the agri-sector and rural development as the BJP’s prime objective is to look for a permanent solution to the agricultural crisis.
He said, “The Congress regime was full of scams while the Modi government is coming up with numerous welfare schemes now and then”. During the past two-and-a-half years of the Modi government, more than 90 schemes have been introduced for farmers, women, poor, labourers, backward classes and industries which have changed their lives, he said.