Chandigarh, January 22, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)
Senior leader of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Leader of Opposition (LoP), Harpal Singh Cheema, has strongly batted for extension in date of demand notices issued to the beneficiary farmers in the state for tube well connections.
In a statement issued from party headquarters on Wednesday, Cheema said that a majority of farmers could not avail themselves of the facility of tube well connections earlier due to the anti-farmer stance of the state and central governments, adding that if the subsequent governments were a tad sensitized about the farmers’ issues, they would not have been bound the demand notices into a time warp or slapping other conditions.
Cheema said that, keeping in view the requirements of the farmers already battling financial difficulties, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh should extend date of the demand notices so that the small-time, poor and needy farmers could get the benefit of tube well connections.
Cheema on the occasion informed that he, along with other party legislators, including Principal Budh Ram, Sarabjit Kaur Manuke, Prof Baljinder Kaur, Rupinder Kaur Ruby, Aman Arora, Kultar Singh Sandhwan, master Baldev Singh, Kulwant Singh Pandori, Meet Hayer, Jai Kishan Singh Rouri and Manjit Singh Bilaspur, would raise the issue at the all-party meeting convened by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, in Chandigarh, on Thursday over the issue of water sharing, saying that demand for raising issue of the farmers for the redressal of their grievances had been pouring in, so that the needy farmers could avail themselves of the benefit.