Explain Modi’s assurances on farmers: Bajwa to CM

Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa on Wednesday accused Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal of leaving Sikh farmers of Gujarat — settled in the Kutch region — in the lurch

Written by Express News Service | Moga | Updated: April 8, 2014 1:16 pm

Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa on Wednesday accused Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal of leaving Sikh farmers of Gujarat — settled in the Kutch region — in the lurch.

He also asked Badal to categorically tell the people what he demanded from Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and what assurances did he receive.

This comes a day after Bajwa accused Badal of showing fake sympathy for the Sikh farmers settled in Kutch,who are allegedly facing eviction. He had claimed that Badal had given the farmers false hope that he will speak to Modi and get them justice.

“Despite the fact that Badal met Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi during the global agriculture conclave in Ahmedabad,he didn’t take up the issue of displacement of Sikh farmers,” Bajwa told party workers in Moga on Wednesday.

“Modi is adamant on his stand to displace 50,000 Sikh farmers from Kutch area and had not given any assurance to Badal… BJP MP from Amritsar,Navjot Singh Sidhu has rightly said that SAD-BJP government was building castles in the air and on ground there is no development,” he added.

Meanwhile,SAD on Wednesday asked Bajwa to secure an unconditional apology from UPA Chairperson and Congress president Sonia Gandhi for alleged anti-Sikh and anti-Punjab notification on agricultural lands issued by her party’s government in Gujarat in 1973. The SAD also wanted to know why no Congress leader had ever taken issue up the with the Gujarat government.

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