People should rise above politics and raise voice against anti-Punjab, anti-farmer ordinances: Prof Baljinder Kaur

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Chandigarh, June 12, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab on Friday termed the three ordinances brought out by the Union government as anti-Punjab, which were aimed at ruining its agriculture sector.

AAP leaders also submitted memorandum to Governor of Punjab through Deputy Commissioners (DCs) in all districts of the state, demanding immediate withdrawal of the three deadly ordinances passed by the Modi government.

Party chief spokesperson and MLA Prof. Baljinder Kaur said here on Friday the Aam Aadmi Party had been raising its voice on behalf of every Punjabi, especially those associated with the agriculture sector, against the deadly ordinances, including the Farmer Product Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Support) Ordinance 2020, Price Guarantee and Farmer Services (Empowerment and Security) Ordinance 2020 and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Ordinance 2020.

She said whenever a natural calamity like the Corona epidemic that took the country by storm, the farmer, aka ‘Anndata’ of the country, staked everything to make the country self-reliant.

She added under the guise of Green Revolution, the country filled its stores with food grains, providing wheat and paddy crop models to the farmers of Punjab and Haryana, alleging the Union Government, had not come out to hold his (The farmer) hand in the most distressing times.

Prof. Baljinder Kaur said that each and every Punjab true to the soil, should rise above petty party politics and mount a mass movement to arm twist the Modi government to nix the autonomous ordinances, which were potentially pernicious to the autonomous agriculture sector of the state.

The AAP MLA said that in the memorandum submitted to governor, the party had alleged the ordinances being imposed upon under the guise of benefitting the farmers, which were a curse for the farmers and a boon in disguise for certain patronised corporate houses in the country.

She alleged that the Ordinances were aimed at abolishing the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for wheat and paddy and discarding the world class marketing model in Punjab, which was intolerable at any cost, adding.


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