PM Narendra Modi in Punjab Live News Updates
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 11:36:36 am
PM Modi in Punjab Live News And Updates: Former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will also be attending the rally.
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 11:14:07 am
PM Modi in Punjab Live News And Updates: The Kisan Kalyan rally is touted to be of paramount importance as the recent hike in MSP of Kharif crops have struck a chord with the farmers.
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 11:02:30 am
PM Modi in Punjab Live News And Updates: The rally is being organised by Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Mukhtsar's Malout.
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 10:48:33 am
PM Modi in Punjab Live News And Updates: PM Modi will be addressing thanksgiving rally of farmers today in Punjab's Mukhtsar district.
New Delhi, Jul 11: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing a Kisan Kalyan rally today, July 11 in Punjab's Mukhtsar district. The rally which has been organised by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Malout in Mukhtsar will address the issue of recent hike in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of Kharif crops. The government had recently announced a hike in the MSP for paddy by Rs. 200 per quintal.
PM Modi had also tweeted for the same saying that he is looking forward for today's rally. The government had announced a hike in the MSP of Kharif crops in order to fulfill poll promise of providing farmers 50 per cent more than the cost of production.
Tomorrow I would be visiting Punjab to address a Kisan Kalyan Rally in Malout, Muktsar district. Farmers from Punjab have an invaluable contribution in the growth of India s agriculture sector. I look forward to tomorrow's rally..
Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 10, 2018
Security has been tightened ahead of the PM's rally, said Punjab Director General of Police (Law & Order) HS Dhillon. ADGP (Provisioning) Arpit Shukla, IG (Ferozepur Range) Gurinder Singh Dhillon, IG (Bathinda Range) MF Farooqui, IG (Patiala Range) AS Rai and IG (IRB) AS Chahal have been given duties accordingly. The security arrangements have been taken care of by Punjab DGP Suresh Arora and DGP (Intelligence) Dinkar Gupta in Dhillon. Dhillon said that farmers from Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan would attend the rally.
According to SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal, farmers will appreciate the step taken by the government. Although as per reports, there will also be protests against the failure to implement the Swaminathan Commission report.