The Punjab Congress on Monday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led Union government for its stubborn and arrogant stance in the Parliament.

Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar alleged that half of the parliament session was ruined due to this attitude of the BJP led Union government. In a statement issued on Monday, Jakhar said the Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi had announced so many times about doubling the income of the farmers till 2022 but, during the administration of the BJP in Centre, till now the condition of the farmers in the country has worsened.

“Farmers are neither getting handsome crop prices nor have their income increased. But actually, the income of the farmers has decreased even further than before,” he said. Jakhar added that such issues can be considered if the government runs the house. “But the government does not want to discuss the problems of the country in parliament to solve out these because if these issues are discussed then Opposition will seek achievement from Union government and the government knows that it has nothing to tell in-house,” he added.

He further said that the Union government deliberately called the winter session late so that the Opposition could not disclose the failures of the government before the Gujarat polls. He bemoaned that even when the session was convened, the government is doing nothing to ensure smooth functioning of parliament.

Jakhar said that when Narendra Modi has no evidence to comment on the former PM Manmohan Singh, he should accept his mistake in parliament on moral grounds so that the proceedings of Parliament could be resumed.

Jakhar alleged that not only is the sector of agriculture, the Union government has failed in every field. Quoting the latest report of the Comptroller and auditor general (CAG), he said that there are no proper rules regarding the purity of food products in the country and the Union government is not doing anything about it. He said that according to the Food Safety and Standard Act 2006, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) which is working under the Ministry of Health, has not made necessary rules and regulations regarding the safety standards of food products.