MOGA: Punjab deputy chief minister and Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal has accused the UPA government’s proposed move to cut fertilizer subsidy by 15 percent from next fiscal year.
Sukhbir said SAD would not allow further cut in fertilizer subsidy till minimum support price of agricultural produce was not linked with the price index as per the recommendations of Swaminathan commission.
He also questioned the silence of Punjab Congress on this crucial issue.
Addressing gatherings in the favour of SAD-BJP candidate Joginder Pal Jain at villages Darapur, Chotian Kalan, Chotian Khurd and Budh Singh Wala, the SAD president said the agriculture sector the world over was highly subsidized but here in India the UPA government was bent upon squeezing even the last drop of blood of peasantry with series of anti-farmer measures.
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