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A day after Punjab's Congress government launched its farm debt-waiver scheme, the opposition Shiromani Akali Dal today accused the ruling party of defrauding farmers by waiving only a part of their loan.
The opposition party has decided to meet Punjab Governor V P Singh Badnore on January 12, seeking the dismissal of the Amarinder Singh government. It will also hold a meeting of the core committee of the party on the same day on the issue.
In Mansa district yesterday, Singh launched his government's farm debt-waiver scheme and slammed opposition parties for spreading a "false propaganda".
Farm debt waiver was one of the key promises of the Congress ahead of the state polls in February last year.
Badal said that Singh had promised before the Assembly polls that the "entire debt" of all farmers would be waived.
The total amount of debt is about Rs 90,000 crore, he said.
Badal also raised questions on the functioning of the two commissions - Justice Ranjit Singh Commission and Justice Mehtab Singh Gill Commission - formed by the Congress government to probe cases of sacrilege and look into the "false cases" registered during the decade-long SAD-BJP rule.
"The commission has not given any verdict and Jakhar has been making wrong statements," he said.
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