Raising the issue during two-hour long Zero Hour, he said that the population of Christians has increased in the North East, Odisha and Chhattisgarh because of conversion.
He also said that construction of dams in certain parts of the state would help mitigate the risk of flood.
Md Salim (CPI-M) said that 36,000 farmers have committed suicide in past three years due to financial distress.
He demanded that the Government should waive farm loans and provide Rs 5,000 pension to old farmers.
Hari Narayan Rajbhar (BJP) demanded setting up of a Commission for farmers.
Santokh Singh Chaudhary (Congress) demanded that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on sports goods should be reduced to 5 per cent, saying several units in Jalandhar were facing closure because of high incidence of tax.
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