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Jakhar lashes out at SAD over GST on 'langar'

Press Trust of India  |  Tarn Taran 

today targeted the opposition saying the welfare of could not be expected from them when they could not even convince their alliance partner BJP on

waiving the GST on 'langar' served in Gurdwaras.

The is an ally of the BJP which leads the ruling NDA at the Centre.

Addressing the gathering at village Thathian Mahantan in this district, Jakhar said the raked up religion every now and then but had not made any sincere effort to get the GST on langar waived by the NDA government at the centre.

He alleged that even after ruling for 10 years, the SAD did not formulate any step for farm debt waiver.

He claimed that now, when the announced the debt waiver scheme, the Akalis were finding it difficult to digest this pro-farmer measure.

The further alleged that the SAD always claimed to be a pro-farmer party but did little to protect their interests.

He asked the SAD leaders to make it clear whether they were in favour of debt waiver or not.

MLAs would visit all villages to ensure that no remained devoid of the benefits of the scheme, he said.

Jakhar also raised questions about the declaration made by in the Union Budget regarding giving farmers remuneration to the tune of one and a half times the cost of the produce.

He said the government in Punjab inherited an economy which was in a shambles. It is being brought on track, he said.

Jakhar accused the previous of "bungling" by converting Rs 32,000 crore in the foodgrain accounts into loans just a day before the counting of votes in the Assembly elections thus consigning "Punjab's future into darkness".

A caretaker government had no right to take such a policy decision, he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 21:20 IST