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Harsimrat asks Amarinder to walk the talk and announce Rs 100 per quintal paddy bonus if he was serious about boosting farmer earnings.

Punjab
 Union food processing minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal today asked Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh to walk the talk if he was really serious about boosting farmer earnings by announcing an immediate bonus of Rs 100 per quintal on paddy instead of playing politics by dubbing the historic increase of Rs 200 per quintal in paddy MSP as fluff.

State ignoring Central schemes: Harsimrat

Punjabi Politics
Chandigarh, July 5 Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Thursday accused the Congress government of refusing to avail the benefits of various Central schemes launched by her department, which could “bring a sea change in the largely agrarian economy of Punjab”. Talking to the media here, she accused the CM of being “non-serious” on state issues. “Food processing industry is the way forward. But in Punjab, the government does not take initiative to invite or facilitate such industry. Other states like Maharashtra and Gujarat not just availed new schemes in setting up cold chains and food parks, but also offered matching grants to the investors. The Punjab government is not even reducing the lease amount for land in government-operated food par...

Harsimrat meets Rajnath, seeks relief for Op Bluestar detainees

Punjabi Politics
Tribune reporters Amritsar/new delhi, June 19 Hope rekindled for the Jodhpur jail detainees following the SAD’s move to approach Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who assured the party that the affected persons would get their due. On Tuesday, SAD spokesperson Virsa Singh Valtoha said a SAD delegation comprising Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, parliamentarians Balwinder Singh Bhoondarh and Naresh Kumar Gujral, DSGMC president Manjit Singh GK and SGPC’s executive member advocate Bhagwant Singh Sialka took up various Sikh issues with the Home Minister and got a positive response. Valtoha, who himself was among the 325 Sikhs who were arrested from the Golden Temple complex during Operation Bluestar and kept under illegal detention, said, “The Home Minister has assured us to revoke th

Let growers decide schedule: Harsimrat

Punjab
Tribune News Service Sangrur, June 11 Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Monday backed farmers who have begun sowing paddy. She advised the state government not to impose any restrictions on them to hide its “failure” in providing the required electricity. “Punjab farmers know when to sow paddy. The government does not have the right to force them to delay sowing till June 20. We made the state power-surplus, but during the first year of the Congress, the state is facing power shortage,” the Union Minister alleged. She accused the government of driving farmers to commit suicide by threatening to register cases against them if they sow paddy before June 20 and by denying them a complete debt waiver. “Farmers are already reeling under a huge debt. The gover...

Jojo accuses Sukhbir, Harsimrat of defaming him; serves notices

Punjab
Tribune News Service Bathinda, May 25 Finance Minister Manpreet Badal’s brother-in-law Jaijeet Singh Johal, alias Jojo, on Friday served legal notices on SAD president Sukhbir Badal, Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, former minister Bikram Singh Majithia, SAD spokesperson Daljeet Singh Cheema and PTC News MD Ravinder Narayan for defamation. Addressing mediapersons here, Johal claimed that baseless allegations were levelled against him by them. He also claimed that the false allegations were purposely levelled against him with an intention to defame, humiliate and harass him. He stated that these baseless insinuations had been widely reported in the media, and that they had tarnished his reputation. He particularly hit back at the Akali Dal leadership over their “Jojo tax&rd...