Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) said that the Congress party’s lies about the end of MSP had been thoroughly exposed with a third-time announcement by Union agriculture minister NS Tomar that MSP and assured procurement of paddy and wheat were here to stay.
Former minister Daljit Singh Cheema said that with this clear cut announcement by the union minister the resolution dictated by the Congress party to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and other “friendly” political leaders who had been invited to the All-Party meeting recently had become infructuous.
“With the Union Agriculture minister making it clear that there would not be any change in the MSP regime as well as assured procurement of foodgrain the Congress party is in no position to carry on uttering lies to befool the farmers to divert attention from various multi-thousand crore scams,” he said. Adding, Cheema said that these scams included the liquor, seed and ration scam which were perpetuated by Congressmen in league with various mafias.
Daljit Cheema also said that it did not behove a chief minister to leave aside facts and rely on emotional appeals to force the opposition to believe the propaganda being spun by him.
“The SAD and its president Sukhbir Singh Badal presented irrefutable facts at the All Party meeting to prove that MSP and assured procurement would remain in place. The SAD also announced that no sacrifice was too great to protect these twin pillars of farmer prosperity in the future also.”