Farmers hold sit-in outside MLA Navtej Singh Cheema’s residence

Farmers hold sit-in outside MLA Navtej Singh Cheema’s residence

Farmers raise slogans during a protest outside Congress MLA Navtej Singh Cheema’s residence in Sultanpur Lodhi. Tribune Photo

Tribune News Service

Kapurthala, September 13

Under the banner of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, Kapurthala, hundreds of farmers today gheraoed the residence of Sultanpur Lodhi MLA Navtej Singh Cheema.

Heavy security arrangements were made by the police on every road leading to the house of Congress MLA Navtej Singh Cheema and the farmers were stopped at a distance of 100m away from the residence. Addressing the dharna, district head Sarwan Singh Baupur said corruption in Sultanpur Lodhi has crossed all limits and the MLA was responsible for the same.

Gurlal Singh Pandori and Ran Singh said that during the year 2019-2020, the floods in Beas devasted their fields and compensation was doled out to fake people. They said that in March 2021, the wheat siphoning scam came to fore with the involvement of food and civil supplies officials. “The corruption spread in the offices of Sultanpur Lodhi should be stopped immediately and thorough inquiries should be held to probe the bungling of government funds”, they said.

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