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Harsimrat asks Captain Amarinder to announce 100 per quintal paddy bonus

Chandigarh – Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Thursday asked Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to walk the talk if he was really serious about boosting farmer earnings by announcing an immediate bonus of Rs 100 per quintal on paddy instead of playing politics by dubbing the historic increase of Rs 200 per quintal in paddy MSP as a mere eyewash. In a statement here, Harsimrat Badal said it was condemnable that Capt Amarinder was terming the record increase in MSP of paddy and cotton as trivial. “Since cotton MSP has been increased by Rs 1100 per quintal, the Congress Chief Minister should at least explain how this is trivial and simultaneously announce a bonus of Rs 200 per quintal on the same.” Harsimrat asks Captain Amarinder to announce 100 per quintal paddy bonusBathinda MP said: “The core issue is whether Capt Amarinder is serious about resolving the agrarian crisis in the state or content to shoot and scoot without taking any responsibility for the mess he has created after promising and then reneging on the Rs 90,000 crore farm loan waiver. The issue is whether Amarinder will pay lip service to the cause of the Punjabi farmer or build upon the largesse given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi which now assures farmers a 50 per cent profit on input costs. Amarinder has the means to build upon this as the state will accrue an additional Rs 200 crore by way market and rural development fee due to the msp hike. Now it is to be seen if the benefit is transferred to the farmers or not.”Harsimrat asks Captain Amarinder to announce 100 per quintal paddy bonusBadal said that if the Chief Minister’s past record was any indication he was unlikely to do anything for the Punjab farmer. “The best Amarinder has ever done till now is give a bonus of Rs 10 per quintal on paddy after promising a bonus of Rs 30 in 2002. He is best known for withdrawing the free power facility extended to farmers by Parkash Singh Badal during his 2002-07 tenure besides presiding over ‘kurki’ of farmer assets during the present one,” she said. Stating that Amarinder was trying to shift responsibility to the centre, Badal said: “It is you who promised the complete loan waiver. It is you who has to deliver on it.”

 

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