AAP outrightly rejects meagre MSP increase. Aam Aadmi Party has stated that it outrightly rejects the meagre increase of Rs 110 per quintal MSP of wheat and in the same breath condemns high GST rates on farm machinery.In a statement released here on Wednesday, the Leader of Opposition Sukhpal Singh Khaira severely reprimanded the Modi government for the meagre increase of Rs 110 per quintal MSP of wheat. Khaira said that the inadequate increase of Rs 110 per quintal is a cruel joke with the farmers of Punjab who are struggling to make two ends meet. The Centre has completely failed to keep the rising inflation in minding before making such a meagre increase in the MSP.Khaira stated that it is a matter of record that the farmers of Punjab alone are under a colossal debt of Rs one lakh crore, due to which they are committing suicides in large numbers each day. He said that the situation of the farmers across India is no better than that of Punjab. Therefore, he said that this meagre increase of Rs 110 per quintal will not help improve the plight of the farmers over the country. He said on one hand the government was forcing the farmers not to burn paddy stubble as per the directions of NGT, which requires approximately Rs 4,000-5,000 per acre while on the other hand the Centre is increasing the MSP by only Rs 110 per quintal, which is half the cost of directions of the NGT. The LoP also criticised the meagre increase of Rs 200 per quintal in the MSP of pulses. He said the increase in the MSP of pulses is also not in sync with the rising inflation.
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