Chandigarh, September 24
Expressing shock at Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar’s “atrocious lies”, Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh said the BJP leader had thrown all propriety to the winds, spreading disinformation against the Congress in general and against him in particular.
On Tomar asking why he (Capt Amarinder) had mentioned in his poll manifesto that the “APMC will be changed’, the CM said it was obvious that the minister had not read the Punjab Congress’ 2017 manifesto that clearly read that “updation of the APMC Act will be done to ensure direct access of farmers to national and international markets through digital technology without tinkering with the existing MSP system”.
Capt Amarinder noted there was a difference between tweaking the APMC Act for the better and destroying the tested APMC system to benefit a few corporate cronies. Even the Congress’ manifesto stated the MSP would be protected and thousands of mandis set up, he added. He accused another Union Minister of lying in Parliament while claiming that Punjab, as a member of the committee on agricultural reforms, had been taken on board “when the fact is that the committee not once made a mention of the proposed new laws”.
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