Principal Budh Ram, two-time AAP MLA from Budhlada constituency of Mansa district said, “We should all serve with honesty…in the past, many scams would happen due to which people were fed up with the previous governments and hence they chose us.
Gurpreet Singh Gogi, Ludhiana West MLA of AAP said, “People gave us a record mandate and chose us over other political parties; if anyone from our own party does anything wrong, action has to be taken against them. People chose us because of our honesty and I welcome the decision of the Punjab CM. It had never happened before and needs to be appreciated.”
Former SAD MLA Kanwarjit Singh Rozy Barkandi said similar was the situation in urban areas of Muktsar. "People are arranging tankers as water supply department is hardly giving any supply. Their reserve stocks seem to be completely over."
The Punjab government, which was the first to announce compensation for the kin, has provided the relief to nearly 400 families so far. On Sunday, the Telangana government will distribute relief to 619 farmers from Punjab.
According to the figure recorded by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha(SKM), nearly 714 farmers of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand had died during this agitation and a majority of them - exactly 619 - were from Punjab.
The department said that their advisory also makes it categorically clear that the water being released in Ferozepur feeder from May 17 onwards can only be used for irrigation purposes and not for drinking.
The Punjab government recently announced Rs 1,500 incentive per acre for farmers opting for Direct Seeding of Rice (DSR), which is known for saving water, during the paddy sowing season that starts from May 20.
Going by the figures of All India Bicycle Manufacturing Association (AICMA), the sale of Roadsters dropped from 64,76,385 in 2019-20 to 48,42649 the next year and further to 46,33,541 in 2021-22, signalling a drop of drop of 39.77 per cent.
According to estimates, Punjab will save around 300-500 MW of power daily if the industries opt for staggering their off days. On Sundays, with industries shut, the state on an average sees a relief of 1800 MW.
Earlier on May 8, sixteen farmers' bodies had rejected the electricity supply schedule for the upcoming paddy sowing season issued by the state government and had asserted that they would start transplanting paddy plants from June 10.
Municipal elections in Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar and Patiala are scheduled for January next year, but corporations can be dissolved 6 months ahead as well by the state government. So, political parties are making advance preparations for the polls.