Cease issuing arrest warrants in opposition to farmers, Akalis ask Bhagwant Mann

Cease issuing arrest warrants in opposition to farmers, Akalis ask Bhagwant Mann



Tribune Information Service

Chandigarh, April 21

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in the present day requested Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann to direct cooperative banks to cease issuing arrest warrants in opposition to farmers who had didn’t repay their loans.

In a press release right here, senior SAD chief Dr Daljit Singh Cheema expressed shock that arrest warrants had been issued to farmers in Bathinda, Mansa, Ferozepur and Fazilka districts for failing to repay loans taken from the Punjab Agricultural Growth Financial institution. He mentioned most of defaulters have been from the state’s cotton belt.

Honour your phrase

The AAP authorities should honour its phrase and take the farmers out of the circle of indebtedness as an alternative of utilizing arrest warrants to humiliate them. We received’t sit quitely if any farmer is arrested. —Daljit Cheema, SAD chief

The senior SAD chief demanded quick withdrawal of the arrest warrants. He mentioned the Aam Aadmi Occasion (AAP) authorities also needs to prolong all attainable assist to farmers, together with guaranteeing they have been paid a bonus of Rs 500 per quintal to compensate them for the failure of their wheat crop. “The federal government also needs to scale back state VAT on diesel which has witnessed a pointy hike over the last one month, apart from developing with different schemes to scale back farm indebtedness,” he mentioned.

Dr Cheema made it clear the SAD wouldn’t sit quiet within the face of arrest of farmers of the state. “The Aam Aadmi Occasion should honour its phrase and take the farmers out of the circle of indebtedness as an alternative of utilizing arrest warrants to humiliate and harass them”. He mentioned this tactic was already having an antagonistic impact with three farmers ending their lives by suicide in Bathinda and Mansa district fearing elevated indebtedness attributable to low wheat crop yield.


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