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Punjab

BJP takes dig at Chadha over MSP bill; asks him to practice before preaching

PUNJABNEWSEXPRESS | August 06, 2022 07:29 PM

CHANDIGARH: Questioning the sincere intentions of the Aam Aadmi Party MP Raghav Chadha in presenting a private member’s bill in the Rajya Sabha today on legal guarantee for MSP, the Bharatiya Janata Party today asked him to practice what he was trying to preach.

Besides, the BJP wondered what was the point and purpose in introducing such a bill when the government of India had already constituted a committee for the purpose.

Reacting to the introduction of a bill on “MSP guarantee” by Chadha, the state BJP general secretary Dr Subhash Sharma pointed out, the AAP had promised before elections that it will provide MSP for maximum crops including vegetables.

“It announced MSP just for moong and even that was half hearted and those who grew the crop were left high and dry as 80 percent moong growers went for distress sale”, the BJP leader said, while asking Chadha why not give MSP to vegetables and other crops on the pattern of other states like Haryana. He disclosed that Haryana was giving MSP on several crops at the state level.

Dr Sharma said, the AAP MP was just playing to the gallery and the intentions were too clear just to try to fool people of Punjab that he was raising their voice in the parliament.

“After facing flak for ignoring Punjab, the AAP MPs are now trying their best showmanship in the parliament knowing well that such things will not yield anything on the ground”, the BJP general secretary observed, adding, Chadha is neither serious nor sincere about what he does in parliament, he only wants to show that he was raising his voice for Punjab as his party is often criticized and for right reasons, for ignoring Punjab.

Otherwise, Dr Sharma added, his party’s government should fulfill its own commitments it had made to people of Punjab including the farmers. “Chadha has found a unique way of staying in news by way of bringing in suspension notices and now he took the private member’s bill route knowing well it will not stand the scrutiny of the parliament”, he said.

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