Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) legislator Bikram Singh Majithia today demanded that a criminal case be registered against chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh, Pradesh Congress President Sunil Jakhar and Cooperatives minister Sukhjinder Randhawa for befooling and defrauding the father-son duo of Dasuya who committed suicide recently believing the Congress party’s complete loan waiver promise.
Talking to newsmen outside the Vidhan Sabha, Bikram Majithia said he had raised this issue during zero hour to demand justice for the father-son duo of Jagtar Singh and Kirpal Singh who committed suicide after feeling cheated by the refusal of the Congress government to waive off their cooperative society loan. The Akali leader while reading out from the suicide note written by the duo said the farmers had clearly mentioned that the government would waive off all loans but their debt was not waived off. “The government, as well as the Congress party, should be held accountable for this”, he asserted.
Stating that around 1,500 farmers had laid down their lives in despair, the Akali leader said even these farmers had been betrayed. He said the government had promised that it would give a compensation of Rs ten lakh and a government job to families whose next of kin had committed suicide but had reneged on this promise also. He also rubbished government claims on loan waiver saying it was an established fact that as much as 97 percent loans had not been waived off.
In answer to a query, Majithia said it was unfortunate that the Vidhan Sabha Speaker had failed to disqualify Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders who had left the party to either form their own political fronts or had joined the Congress. “Now these same legislators are being used by the Congress to oppose the SAD for holding a protest against Governor V P Singh Badnore at the assembly yesterday. The SAD reiterates that it opposed the Governor and even raised slogans of Governor – Go Back because the latter had not only insulted the sentiments of Punjabis by refusing to give assent to the amended Bills which rejected the provisions of the three central Agricultural Acts but had also insulted 115 legislators who had handed over the Bills personally to him for necessary action”.