Amarinder skips state-level debt waiver function

By 13th April 2018 0 Comments

Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh failed to attend the state-level debt waiver function at Rampura village in the district on Thursday, citing a “last-minute technical glitch” in the official helicopter. The CM is yet to attend an official function in the district after the Congress came to power in March last year.
Farmers from the districts of Sangrur, Barnala, Patiala, Fatehgarh Sahib, SAS Nagar and Rupnagar were among the 73,748 beneficiaries of debt relief to the tune of Rs 485.69 crore. Finance Minister Manpreet Badal handed over debt waiver certificates to 14 farmers, even as a majority of the people started leaving the venue after he announced that the CM would not turn up.
“As per the commitment of our party, all debts will be waived in due course,” Manpreet said. State Congress chief Sunil Jakhar sought ‘kurki’ of properties of affluent politicians who were not paying their farm debt.
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