Chandigarh

Decision to transfer subsidy in farmers’ account a bad idea: Khaira

By Bhupinder Singh

January 26, 2018

Chandigarh – Disapproving Punjab Cabinet’s anti-people decisions taken in its meeting on Wednesday, the Leader of Opposition (LoP) Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Thursday condemned Captain Amarinder Singh-led Punjab government. In a press statement, Khaira said that the decision of sending amount of power subsidy in farmer’s account is in long run a step towards windrowing the power subsidy provided to the state farmers.

Khaira said that the move of government is mainly to shift the focus of farmers agitating for debt waiver as promised by the government. He said that before trying to burden the already troubled farmers of the state, the CM must ask his ministers and Congress MLAs to shun the farm Subsidy. “As per the plan, the government will send the bill amount in farmer’s account that is expected to delay, from where the farmer would get money to pay his bill in that situation,?’ asked Khaira.

“When it comes to waive off the farm debt of farmers, the government released just Rs 170 crore Out of Said Rs 9,000 crore but is trying to cut down Rs 6,000 crore tubewell subsidy in one go. The government must apologize to the people of state for putting forward wrong promises before elections,” said Khaira. Criticising the Cabinet’s decision to shut down 1,647 out of 2,147 Sewa Kendras.