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Akali Dal protest for farmers a political stunt: Amarinder

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

on Tuesday termed the protest by the along with a handful of farmers near the Assembly a "petty political stunt" undertaken with an eye on the ensuing Lok Sabha polls.

Hitting out at the Akalis and Lok Insaaf Party MLAs for walking out during the Governor's address in the House on the first day of the budget session, the said the Akalis had failed to do anything for the farmers for 10 years during their own rule (2007-2017) and were now "resorting to all kinds of cheap tactics in a desperate bid to mislead them on the issue of farm debt waiver".

He said that his government had already helped 5.83 lakh farmers with its debt relief scheme and would soon cover all 10.25 lakh small and marginal farmers in the state.

"The Akalis' attempts to undermine these efforts would backfire on them," said. "The Opposition walkout was a clear case of 'badtameezi' (rudeness) against the of the state," he said while interacting with media informally after the Governor's speech.

"The problem with the Opposition was that it had no issues to raise in the House and were thus trying to divert public attention by making noise on non-issues," he added.



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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 16:36 IST