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Punjab govt committed to fulfil poll promises: Manpreet Badal

Press Trust of India  |  Bathinda 

said today the was committed to fulfil all election promises made to farmers and the poor.

Addressing a function here, said the will waive the debt of all small and marginal farmers.

He accused the previous Akali Dal-BJP dispensation of making only empty promises and not waiving the farm debt. He accused them of pushing into a financial mess.

He said the Amarinder Singh-led government was working to improve the financial state of

At a separate function at Talwandi Sabo, Sukhbir Singh claimed the process to implement the report - which has stated that farmers should get an MSP 50 per cent higher than the comprehensive cost of production - has been expedited and has assured him about its early implementation.

He said the had been consistently urging the central government to find a solution to the farm crisis.

"Our MPs have met Amit Shah, and and conveyed to them that the only way to save farmers from the prevailing crisis was to implement the Swaminathan report without delay. The PM assured us the report would be implemented soon," he added.

He also demanded that be sacked immediately for his alleged involvement in a three-decade-old road rage case.

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

First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 23:50 IST