Navjot Sidhu, Randeep Surjewala target BJP on farmers' issue

Surjewala says the BJP’s ‘anti-farmer’ mindset stands exposed

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 19

The Congress on Wednesday released a booklet on the issues and challenges of farming community, titled ‘Aamdani na hui doguni, dard sau guna” (Incomes have not doubled but pain has increased a hundred times).

Randeep Surjewala and Navjot Singh Sidhu addressing a press conference in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune Photo Manoj Mahajan

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala and Punjab unit chief Navjot Singh Sidhu at a joint press conference said the BJP had failed to double farmers’ income and had burdened them with additional taxes on farm inputs and given the agrarian community pain due to the farm laws.

Surjewala said the BJP’s “anti-farmer” mindset stood exposed.

Sidhu linked the farmers’ issue to his Punjab model saying the party’s Punjab model envisaged to give MSP on pulses, edible oil and maize crops.

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