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Fully support Jat reservation, but only for the poor: Captain Amarinder Singh

Captain Amarinder threatened to protest against the Punjab government for non-payment to sugarcane farmers and unchecked crime in the state.

By: ANI | Chandigarh | Published: June 1, 2016 5:08:07 pm
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Congress senior leader Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday threatened to take to the streets against the failures of the Punjab government to make payments to sugar cane farmers and checking increasing crime in the state.

“The government seems to not be aware of non-payment to sugarcane farmers, murder of Chand Kaur, wife of the late Satguru Jagjit Singh, former head of Namdhari sect. 42 bullets were fired and the numbers of vehicles had been noted, but they don’t know. The Akalis are involved in it,” the former Punjab CM told ANI.

He said 60 sarpanches (52 from Ferozpur) joined him today to help him analyse the law and order situation, among other important matters.

“Now we will take to the streets, as there is no other way to make the state government understand things,” he threatened.

When asked about the issue of Jat reservation, Captain Singh said, “I fully support the reservation, but for the poor section of Jats and not for creamy layers. It should on economic basis.”

Meanwhile, Captain Singh said that the young generation should be given an opportunity in the party.

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