Chandigarh: Strongly condemning the recent statement of Punjab Agriculture Minister Tota Singh that farmers committing suicide is a routine affair and not worth botheration, the Aam Aadmi Party has demanded the resignation of the SAD Minister.
In a joint statement issued by Capt. G. S. Kang and Ahbaab Singh Grewal, the President and General Secretary of AAP Kisaan and Labour Wing, they stated that the Agriculture Minister is responsible for the pesticides scam due to which fake pesticides were procured with his connivance and distributed to the farmers leading to entire cotton crop being destroyed with the white fly menace. The Minister then failed in providing adequate compensation to the affected farmers due to which farmers are committing suicides all over the state. On top of tha,t by mocking their deaths and helplessness by calling it a routine affair, Tota Singh has lost all moral right to continue as Minister of Agriculture. We demand his immediate resignation and dismissal from the Govt.
Mr. Ahbaab Grewal also said that Tota Singh has ridiculed the power of the farmers in the state but he would experience their real power and might in an agitation to be launched soon by the Aam Aadmi Party. The Badal Govt and its ministers are intoxicated with their own power but the might of the people of Punjab would soon be evident in showing them the door very soon.