Now, Akalis promise farm debt waiver
After Congress and AAP promised to waive farm debt, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday said SAD-BJP alliance will waive off farm debts of all small farmers if voted to power for the third consecutive time. Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir also promised to give bonus of Rs 100 per quintal on foodgrain and Rs two lakh agricultural crop loan to all farmers once it returnedto power.
Addressing the gathering in favour of party candidate Harmeet Sandhu at village Chhabal and Ravinder Brahmpura at Khadoor Sahab, the SAD president said the alliance government would ensure adequate compensation to farm labourers in case of damage to farm crops. Sukhbir said "we recognise the problems being faced by farmers. Accordingly we have come out with a complete package for farmers. We will waive off debt of all small farmers immediately after coming to power."