The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, August 10
Punjab Pradesh Congress (PPC) President Amarinder Singh Raja Warring, visited Sailwala village, in Patran, Patiala and handed over a solatium of Rs 50, 000 from his salary to the bereaved family of Parminder, who committed suicide following stress due to crop loss and mounting debt incurred due to recent floods in the state.
Slamming Bhagwant Mann-led Aam Aadmi Party government for turning a blind eye towards the beleaguered farming community, the state Congress Chief urged the Chief Minster to ensure no family faces the same situation again. Warring said that instead of ordering to speed up process of girdawari and extending relief to farmers, the Chief Minister is killing time in PR activities and self-promotion. By now, he should have announced compensation to those who lost almost everything in the recent floods, added he.
While speaking to media persons PPC Chief said that it is very tragic that Parminder chose to end his life. He was already under debt and had to face crop loss during the recent floods. Almost 14-15 acre of his crop was washed away twice and the government failed to address the grave concern. The AAP government had promised to reduce farmers’ suicide in the state but their ignorance and incompetence only added to the woes of the farmers and increased the suicide cases in the state, accused Warring.
Lambasting the self-centred AAP leadership, Warring said that it is indeed sad that neither the AAP leaders nor anyone official from the administration visited the bereaved family members to condole the demise of Parminder or share the grief of the family that lost its sole bread earner!
Expressing his shock over AAP leadership’s insensitivity, Warring said that the government, that never failed to boast about its fake claims on the social media platforms, did not put out even a single message for the farmers facing losses. The power-smitten government’s message was clear that people were not on its priority list. They just wanted to grab power and now precious lives did not matter to them at all, said he.
Warring said that the incident left him in pain & shock! It was tragic, especially for Parminder’s Four-year-old son, who saw his father hanging with the fan but was unaware of the fact what happened to his father.
Answering a media query, Warring said that he had extended monetary help to the bereaved family so that it could fulfil its daily needs for some time. The Congress party is with the family in this hour of grief and we will force the government to announce compensation for the suffering farmers and those who lost their lives in the recent floods, further, adds the state Congress Chief.
The PPC chief also appealed to the state government to announce financial assistance to ensure financial security of the bereaved family members.