- ‘We can never forget what the farmers did for our country’
- ‘Congress never indicated that MSP would be withdrawn’
- Singh said that 20 percent of Punjabis are in the army of the country.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday to accept the demands of farmers. He said that the new farm laws are “completely wrong”. Singh said that the elderly farmers sitting on the borders of Delhi are not there for themselves but for their children and future generations. After hoisting the national flag at the Raja Bhalindra Singh Sports Complex, the Chief Minister said, “The agricultural laws are completely wrong as they are contradictory to federalism and agriculture is a state subject under Schedule Seven of the Constitution.” Appealed to meet the demands. He had hoped that the tractor parade of farmers would be peaceful like their movement till now. He had said, “Be peaceful and the country is with you”. Singh had said that his heart is with the farmers during the Republic Day celebrations.
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He said that 122 UK MPs have raised their voice in favor of farmers and other countries have also supported the demonstrations because till now the farmers have been peaceful. The Chief Minister alleged that the Center had deliberately excluded Punjab from the High Level Committee as they knew that there would be voices of protest from here. He said, “These voices will continue to be high until the interests of the farmers are protected.”
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Singh said that Punjab was included in the committee when he wrote a personal letter to the Center on this issue. He also clarified that he or his government were never consulted about “black” agricultural laws. The Chief Minister said that he never thought that such a day would have to be seen when the farmers of Punjab who made the country self-sufficient in the matter of food grains by bringing green revolution, would be forgotten in this way. Singh said, “We can never forget what they (farmers) did for our country.”
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He said that now when agricultural production is taking place in the Ganga, Kaveri and Narmada river valley areas, then the farmers of Punjab are being sidelined. He said, “God forbid that a day comes when the whole country has to depend on Punjab”. He said that the Congress never indicated that the MSP would be withdrawn or the Food Corporation of India would be shut down. . Singh said that 20 percent of Punjabis are in the country’s army. He accused the NDA government of not caring about the families of the soldiers of the state.
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