Morinda, July 24
Newly elected PPCC chief Navjot Singh Sidhu has said implementation of the Congress high command’s 18-point agenda was the only option to address grievances of people in Punjab.
Addressing mediapersons at state minister Charanjit Singh Channi’s residence, Sidhu said people wanted to know the names of big fish running the drug racket in the state. “We have to expose them. Besides, people have been waiting for justice in sacrilege and police firing cases,” he said.
They also wanted to know that why Punjab had been paying as high as Rs 18 per unit to purchase power even as other states were buying it at Rs 7 per unit, he added.
Reiterating his support to the Samyukt Kisan Morcha, Sidhu said he would go barefoot to meet farmers whenever they intended to meet him. “I want to seek guidance from them that in what way the Punjab Government can help them resolve their issues, including their demand for repeal of the three agriculture laws,” he said.
He later left for Gurdwara Katalgarh Sahib at Chamkaur Sahib where the police had a tough time controlling farmers who gathered near the bus stand. Carrying black flags, the farmers staged a protest against Sidhu. — TNS
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