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Assured marketing of 22 crops by AAP Government should be one point agenda of Punjab Vidhan Session starting March 1

AMRIK SINGH | February 22, 2024 10:01 PM

SRI MUKATSAR SAHIB: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today demanded that “MSP and assured marketing on 22 crops by the Punjab Govt must be legislated into a legal guarantee by the Punjab government during the forthcoming assembly session beginning March 1.

“Giving MSP and Assured Marketing on 22 crops “within 24 hours of forming AAP govt”, was a guarantee given by none other than Bhagwant Mann himself in the run up to the February 2022 poll. If the Chief Minister brings a legislation to make this guarantee legal, then the SAD will wholeheartedly support that legislation and I will personally go over and thank him for this, ” said Mr Badal in a statement here.

Mr Sukhbir Badal also appealed to the centre to fulfill the assurances given to farmers more than two years back when they withdrew the Kisan Andolan. He also urged the centre to resume talks with the farmer unions and resolve the current imbroglio through dialogue.

Mr Sukhbir Badal made these remarks here during his day long tour of Lambi assembly constituency today where he held public meetings in 11 villages.

He listened to the grievances of villagers and appealed to them to differentiate between own people and outsiders. He also assured to serve the constituency with the same spirit as former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal.

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