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AAP accuses Cong of cheating farmers

Press Trust of India  |  Baba Bakala (Amritsar) 

The (AAP) today accused of cheating farmers by making "false" promises of debt waiver.

"has cheated the farmers fraternity by making false promises of complete debt waiver," and leader of opposition Sukhpal Khaira said while addressing a political conference on the occasion of 'Rakhar Punia'.

People believed the assurances of Capt made during the rallies but the chief minister has shattered the dreams of the farmers, alleged Khaira.

He alleged that "anti-farmer" policies of governments have led to a rise in the suicides and if remedial steps were not taken immediately there would be severe repercussions.

Khaira appealed to NRI Punjabis to come forward to help the poor farmers and farm labourers in the state.

He suggested that the NRI should stop spending money on cultural events being held in and use that money to form a fund for debt ridden farmers.

He criticized the state for turning a "blind eye" to the pitiable situation of farmers.

Speaking during the conference, party's state unit chief Bhagwant Mann said that had repeatedly warned the people before the Assembly elections that the SAD-BJP and the were in a "secret alliance" to form in state.

He claimed both the parties have agreed "clandestinely" to use all means to keep away from the centre of power.

Mann said that they were very well aware of the fact that in case the control of state comes into the hands of AAP, "illegal" businesses being run by Akali-Congress in partnership will come to halt and their "nefarious designs" exposed before the public.

The AAP state president said that the sole objective of Congress was to "grab" the power and after formation of is running away from fulfilling most of the promises made during the polls.

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First Published: Mon, August 07 2017. 20:13 IST