By Jagpreet Sandhu ,Patiala, January 12 : Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Capt Amarinder Singh today said that the Congress after coming to power will continue the supply of free power to the farmers. He pointed out, it was the Congress which had started free power to farmers and there was no question of it being withdrawn.
Capt Amarinder criticized the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for telling lies and saying that the Congress was going to withdraw power subsidy to the farmers.
“This is a clear lie aimed at creating confusion among the farming community”, Capt Amarinder clarified while justifying the subsidies to the agriculture sector as the input costs have substantially increased and the farmers were not able to get remunerative price for their yield.
The PCC President confirmed that the party had complained to the Election Commission about the transportation of money by the Akalis using some officers of the vigilance bureau. He said, he was satisfied with the measures taken by the commission and he welcomed the thorough checking and frisking of the people involved.
Replying to a question on the rebel candidates, Capt Amarinder said, most of them had withdrawn and only a few were left. He said, he had promised them that once party comes to power all the deserving leaders will be suitably accommodated. He made it clear that winnablity was the only criterion Congress had adopted for allotting the party tickets.
Earlier Capt Amarinder Singh’s son Mr Raninder Singh Tiku filed his nomination papers in presence of father, his mother and Minister of State for External Affairs Ms Perneet Kaur, wife Ms Rishma Kaur, sister Ms Jai Inder Kaur, daughter Sehar Inder Kaur and Sangrur MP Vijay Inder Singla.