Ludhiana: To protest against the harassment, loot and delay in payment of Paddy to the farmers of Punjab, the Aam Aadmi Party staged protests in all the grain markets of Ludhiana zone and demonstrated the anti-farmer policies of state government.
Protests were conducted by AAP leaders and volunteers in more than one dozen Mandis including Salem Tabri, Atam Nagar, Dehlon, Kila Raipur, Mullanpur Dakha, Chapaar, Khanpur, Ranian.
Addressing the participants and farmers, Phoolka said that due to the anti farmer policies of SAD-BJP and Congress during the past 20 years , the hard working farmers of state had come under a heavy burden of loans and were being forced to commit suicides and warned that Badals and Captain Amarinder have to pay the price for neglecting the farmers. The AAP leader said that after the promise of waiving off loans of farmers in AAP manifesto, Congress party has started making false promises and misleading the farmers.
Speaking at Salem Tabri Mandi , Ahbaab Grewal said that after the detection of 20000 crore food grain scam in Punjab, the banks refused to release Limits for procurement this season, due to which the farmers are facing a lot of harassment in Mandis and the payments were not being made to the farmers in time.
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