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Farmers Protest: Captain Amarinder Singh urges PM Modi to listen to farmers’ voice

Farm Laws Protest in Punjab:

Amid farmers protest, the Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to immediately repeal the Farm Laws 2020 in order to resolve the crisis.Besides urging PM Narendra Modi, he categorically rejected reports in a section of the media that Punjab had already implemented the new Farm Laws. Captain Amarinder Singh said the Food Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu’s statement had been mischievously twisted by one newspaper, with others picking it up.Punjab was the first state to have opposed the central farm laws and, in fact, passed amendments Bills to negate their dangerous impact on agriculture, he pointed out, slamming the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for spreading misinformation on the issue with their fake propaganda machinery.

Former minister Dr Daljit Singh Cheema also questioned Captain Amarinder Singh for trying to bring the fourth estate into disrepute by terming media reports of his minister as well as Ludhiana MP Ravneet Bittu admitting that the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020 had been implemented in Punjab as mischievous.The Governor, he said, “should have forwarded our Bills to the President for assent, which he has not done.”The Chief Minister, in a media interview, made it clear that Punjab would not allow the lives of its farmers to be ruined by the new laws. “We will do whatever possible to help the farmers and their families, for whom the state government had already started two helplines on which they could reach out in case of any emergency,” he said.

Urging the Prime Minister to withdraw the controversial laws and talk to the farmers, Captain Amarinder said, “The farmers have made their stand very clear – that the laws should be repealed. It is the job of the Government of India to listen to them.”

The Centre can bring in new laws after due consultation with the farmers, he said, pointing out that the Constitution has been amended many times and can be done again for the revocation of the recently enacted farm legislations.

SourcePTC news
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