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Will sit on dharna if payments to farmers not cleared by June 1: Abhay Chautala

Indian National Lok Dal MLA Abhay Singh Chautala on Saturday said he would sit on dharna if the M L Khattar government does not clear outstanding payments to farmers for procuring their wheat and mustard crop. Farmers feel cheated. The government makes tall claims, but reality is something else. The reality is that not even one-third of the total payment due has been credited to the farmers accounts after their crop was procured, the lone INLD legislator told reporters here. He said if the entire payment of farmers is not cleared June 1, he would sit on dharna from June 2. And I won t sit alone. Thousands of farmers will join me in this dharna to put pressure on the government to clear their outstanding payments, he said. He also demanded that the government should pay interest to the farmers for payments delayed beyond four days. The government claims it will clear farmers payments within 72 hours, but if it fails to do so, it should pay an interest on the delayed payment, he ...


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