SAD takes on Congress government on various issues
Chandigarh: Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday said they had moved an adjournment motion on the debt waiver.Addressing the media on the sidelines of the second day of the Assembly session, Sukhbir said the government had announced the waiver but had failed to implement it. “Farmers have become defaulters as they did not pay their bank loans, waiting for the waiver. This is a big ‘dhokha’ with the farmers. The credibility of the government is zero. The foremost duty of the government is to save farmers, but farmers are committing suicide and holding the CM responsible for that.”Regarding the short Assembly session, the SAD chief said the government should just call “obituary reference session”. “There is no discussion on important issues,” he added.“The Congress and AAP are in cahoots. That’s why Sunil Jakhar and Navjot Singh Sidhu raised the drug issue against Bikram Majithia, who has been absolved by the courts. But they did not raise the issue against Khaira,” he said.“They are attacking us, but no issues confronting the state are being addressed. As many as 289 farmers who committed suicide were paid homage on Monday, but they are not doing anything for the farmers. Even SAP of sugarcane was raised by just Rs 10 per quintal against the Rs 30 raised by Haryana,” he said, adding that there was conflict of interest as the government wanted to favour politician-owned private sugar mills, including that of a “favourite minister” of the CM.Sukhbir claimed that Khaira had concocted the “audio clip scandal” to deflect attention from the drug case in Fazilka.