Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, July 11
Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has expressed disappointment at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “failure to address any of the major concerns of the farmers” at his Malout rally, while lashing out at the Akalis for “betraying Punjab by allowing the Haryana CM to be present on the occasion”.
The farmers found no succour for their problems in his long speech, which was high on fluff and short on substance, alleged Capt Amarinder, expressing shock at the fact that the PM failed to even mention farmer suicides and debts or the Swaminathan report.
“And to rub salt on their wounds, the Badals, instead of using the opportunity to fight for Punjab’s rights on the water and SYL issue, shared the dais with the Haryana CM, who was actively working against the interest of our state,” the CM alleged.
Capt Amarinder lambasted SAD president Sukhbir Badal for not pursuing Punjab’s demand on Chandigarh with Modi.