Chandigarh: Aam Adami Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal today announced he would extend all help to Sikh farmers in Gujarat facing eviction from their land. Pirthi Singh, one of those fighting the case in the Supreme Court, said Kejriwal, who is touring Gujarat, had spent about 90 minutes with Punjabi and Haryanvi farmers.
Another farmer Surinder Singh Bhullar, speaking on the phone from Gujarat, said no Sikh leader from Punjab had come to listen to their grievances. He said a group of 20 farmers had held talks with Kejriwal in secrecy for fear of BJP activists.
Pirthi Singh said Sikh farmers had become emotional while talking to him because he noted every point raised by the farmers. “We told him that we pay between Rs 15000 to Rs 30,000 as electricity bill for two months to operate the tube wells with power motors in Gujarat”, said Pirthi Singh. “The power is just available for 8 hours in 24 hours”, he added.
Advocate Himmat Singh Shergill, who is fighting the farmers’ case in the Supreme Court, said he too had a word with Kejriwal