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Union govt ready for unconditional talks with farmers: Som Prakash

ASHOK KAURA | June 19, 2021 09:29 PM

PHAGWARA: The Union Government is fully committed to resolving the issue of farmers but they too should adopt a positive attitude towards dialogue so that the issue can be resolved. This was stated by Union Minister Som Prakash while interacting with media at Ashish Hotel here today.

He said that the first demand of the farmers was to repeal the law due to which the matter was not being resolved. "I have personally tried to persuade the farmers' leaders and they hope that the matter will be resolved soon, " he said.

Regarding the post-matric scheme, he said that due to the scam of this scheme in Punjab, the scheme of the entire country has come to an end and we have re-launched it and now 60 per cent of the centers and 40 per cent of the states will contribute. He said that Punjab government had not accounted for the last three years due to which Punjab was not getting the benefit.

Regarding the agreement reached between Akali Dal and BSP, he said that any party can come to an agreement with anyone.
Asked if the BJP would form an alliance with anyone, he said it was not time for elections. He said that it was the mutual animosity of the Congress to defeat the Congress which would benefit the BJP.

Continuing the development process, he said that a bypass of about 10 km would be constructed from village Bahuan on Phagwara-Banga road to Chachradi which would be connected to Jalandhar-Ludhiana GT Road for which all the work has already started. Its work will start by. He said that soon the outer ring road of Phagwara city would also be constructed.

He said that all the work of Phagwara-Hoshiarpur road which was to be four lane has been completed and its work would start soon. He said that crores of rupees have been sanctioned for this.

He said that the road from Sugar Mill Chowk to Nakodar would be widened. He said that Rs.15 crore has been sanctioned from Phagwara to Darvesh village which is an area of Kapurthala district. While Darvesh village is next to Jalandhar district, its proposal has also been prepared and submitted to the government.

He said that Phagwara railway station was being modernized under which a new flag would be hoisted. About Rs. Many things will be done, including the waiting room.

District BJP president Rakesh Duggal, former mayor Arun Khosla, Avtar Singh Mand, Paramjit Singh Chachoki, Prashotam Pasi, Nitin Chadha and Kush Khosla were also present on the occasion.

On the other hand A large number of police security personnel led by SP Phagwara Sarabjit Bahia were deployed around the venue.

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