Amarinder Singh slams Centre, terms hike in MSP of wheat 'pathetic'

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Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. (Photo/ANI)
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. (Photo/ANI)

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], September 9 (ANI): Terming the hike in minimum support price of wheat announced by the Centre as "pathetic", Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday accused the Centre of rubbing salt on the wounds of farmers, who have been out on the roads agitating against the farm laws for the past 10 months.

He said the BJP-led government has played "a cruel joke"

on the `annadaatas'.

According to an official release, he demanded that MSP of wheat should be fixed at Rs 2830 per quintal against Rs 2015 per quintal announced by the Centre.

He termed the MSP as "far below the expectations of the farmers of Punjab". (ANI)

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