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AAP bats for farmers, holds protest outside Punjab Assy

Chandigarh, Feb 27 (UNI) Lending support to the farmers and farm hands in the state, the MLAs of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday protested outside the Assembly, on the fifth day of the ongoing Budget Session of Punjab Vidhan Sabha.
Led by Leader of Opposition Harpal Singh Cheema and state Kisan Wing president and Kotkapura Legislator Kultar Singh Sandhwan, the MLAs made a mockery of the government by covering their faces with masks.
Taking a swipe at Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, who told the Assembly on Wednesday that the promised smart phones could not be given to the students in view of the spread of Coronavirus in China, the AAP leaders said it was a mere face-saving exercise.
Taking a pot shot on the dismal performance of Punjab government, Mr Cheema, Aman Arora and Mr Sandhwan said it was not China, which was afflicted with the deadly virus, but the Captain government, which had been the victim of corona virus, which was why it had failed to fulfill the election promises it pedaled before assuming power in 2017 even, as three years had rolled by.
The AAP leaders alleged that by reneging on poll promises, the government in the saddle had disappointed not only the farmers and farm hands, but also every section of the society, who were passing through financial hardship.

The LoP said the ruling Congress government grabbed power in 2017 by pedaling false promises about a complete loan waiver, saying that it was now running away from the promises made to the farmers and farm labour.
He said while backtracking on the promises, the government indulged in a false propaganda by splurging crores of rupees on the hype on loan waiver.

The AAP leaders raised the issues of complete loan waiver to the peasants and farm labourers, check the menace of stray cattle to protect their crops, the implementation of Swaminathan report in Punjab, on the lines of Arvind Kejriwal-led government in Delhi, and ensuring the Minimum Support Price (MSP) by the Union government for farmers' crops and abolition of the existing marketing structure in the state.

Those present on the occasion included MLAs Principal Budh Ram, Prof Baljinder Kaur, Sarabjit Kaur Manuke, Rupinder Kaur Ruby, Meet Hayer, Jai Krishan Singh Rouri, Manjit Singh Bilaspur and Master Baldev Singh, party spokesperson Govinder Mittal and state Media Head Manjit Singh Sidhu.
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