Punjab & Region

Central govt’s “Sinister” plan to end MSP: Sidhu

The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, November 22

Reiterating that issues related to Minimum Support Price (MSP) are bigger than the farm laws, Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu today alleged that the centre is planning to end MSP, Public Distribution System (PDS), government procurement and food security for the poor.

The PCC chief further claimed that small farmers need the Punjab government’s support to protect them from “corporate takeover” through the “Punjab Model”.

Taking to Twitter, Mr Sidhu said, “Today, as we rejoice in our victory against Centre’s three Black Laws… Our real work has just begun. The Centre’s sinister plan to end MSP, end food security for the poor, end government procurement and end PDS will continue without the farm laws, it will be now hidden and more dangerous.”

Today, As we rejoice in our victory against Centre’s three Black Laws… Our real work has just begun, Centre’s sinister plan to end MSP, end Food Security for the Poor, end Govt procurement & end PDS will continue without the farm laws, it will be now hidden & more dangerous 1/2

— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) November 21, 2021

“Centre’s design to give Procurement, Storage and Retail to private capital is still ongoing… No word by Centre for MSP legalisation, we are back to June 2020, Small farmers need Punjab government’s support to protect them from Corporate take over – Punjab Model is the only way,” he tweeted.