AAP convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has promsied to make Punjab farmers and farm labour debt-free if the party forms government after 2017 assembly polls in the state.


While releasing the farmers’ manifesto, Kejriwal announced that agriculture sector would be made debt-free by December 2018.


Rolling out a detailed ‘blue-print’ to make peasantry debt-free, AAP National Convenor Kejriwal assured re-enactment of the Sir Chhotu Ram Act of 1934 (Monelenders’ Debt) and said under no circumstances will be the sum of interest payable exceed the principal amount.


He said that AAP Government would implement Loan Waive Off Plan for Bank debts under which loans of Poor Farmers & Farm Labourers will be waived off, apart from waiving off the loans of  SCs and BCs. Even the Interest on Loans of Other Farmers will be waived off, he added.


To make up the Crop Loss, Kejriwal said compensation of Rs 20,000 per acre for crop loss due to drought, floods, pest attack, unseasonal rain would be given to farmers and in the event of crop failure, Farm Labourers shall be given a compensation of Rs 10,000 for every month of loss of work.


Head of the Lokhit Abhiyan, Jagmeet Brar honoured Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on the occasion.


President of NRI Wing of Canada, Jaskirat Kaur Mann handed over keys of a Hi-Tech Campaign Van for Punjab to Kejriwal and offered as many as 100 more such vans to the party in days to come.


Prominent among other AAP leaders, who were present on the occasion include State Convener Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi, AAP MPs Bhagwant Mann, Prof Sadhu Singh, In-charge of Punjab, Sanjay Singh, Co-Incharge Jarnail Singh, Head of the Manifesto Committee Kanwar Sandhu, Head of Farmers’ wing Captain GS Kang, Party’s Spokesman Sukhpal Singh Khaira, Head of Legal Cell of party, Himmat Singh Shergil, Head of Women Wing, Prof. Baljinder Kaur, Head of Youth Wing Harjot Bains and National Council Member of AAP, Yamini Gomer, President of NRI’s wing of Canada, Jaskirat Kaur Mann, Kultar Singh Sadhawa and Jasvir Singh Jassi Sekhon.

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