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Captain Amarinder Singh threatens to take to streets against Punjab govt failures

News Agencies | Updated on: 1 June 2016, 16:58 IST

Senior Congress leader, Captain Amarinder Singh, has threatened to take to the streets protesting the Punjab government's failure in paying sugarcane farmers and checking the state's increasing crime rate.

"The government seems unaware of the non-payment to sugarcane farmers, murder of Chand Kaur, wife of the late Satguru Jagjit Singh, former head of Namdhari sect. Forty-two bullets were fired and the numbers of vehicles had been noted, but they don't know. The Akalis are involved in it," said former Punjab chief minister, on 1 June.

"Now, we will take to the streets, as there is no other way to make the state government understand things," he threatened.

When his opinion was sought on the issue of Jat reservation, the Captain said, "I fully support reservation, but for the poorer section of Jats, not the creamy layer. It should be economic-basis."

He also added that the younger generation should be given an opportunity in the Congress party.

-ANI

First published: 1 June 2016, 16:58 IST
 
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