Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Sunday said it seemed AAP leader Gurpreet Singh Waraich alias Ghuggi is still dreaming and does not knows that farmers of Punjab are more than satisfied with the paddy procurement process in Punjab.
Referring to the sham photo op exercise which AAP wants to do in grain markets today, senior SAD leader Maheshinder Singh Grewal said, “You are arriving in the mandis today, a few days after Punjab Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh. The Congress leader had to beat a hasty retreat when he learnt wherever he went that each and every mound of wheat lying in the mandis had been procured. Despite this you are doing a sham exercise to get your picture in the media and file the necessary report about the same to your masters in Delhi”.
Grewal also asked Ghuggi to file an affidavit with names of farmers who had been asked to pay Rs 100 per quintal to procure their paddy produce as claimed by him. “If you cannot do this then you better apologise to the government functionaries whom you are defaming to score political points against the State government”. Grewal said not a single complaint has been received in this regard from any farmer and Ghuggi should submit proof of his allegations or tender an unqualified apology.
The Akali leader said AAP should also disclose its own track record on the issue of the farming community.”Is it not true that your top leadership instigated a farmer Gajender Singh to end his life and even cheered him on? Is it not a fact that your leader Arvind Kejriwal first assured Punjab farmers that he was with them on the SYL issue but later betrayed their interests?
“You should tell the farmers whether you will tow an anti- Punjab line as a true puppet or follow your conscience and the farmers of Punjab and align with Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and not allow one drop of Punjab water to flow into SYL.”
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