NEW DELHI: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday launched a dharna right here to “save” his state and its farmers with a hard-hitting assault on the Centre, alleging “step-motherly” remedy in direction of Punjab.
Led by Amarinder Singh, all Congress MLAs and MPs from Punjab staged a dharna at Jantar Mantar right here.
Lok Insaaf Social gathering legislator Simranjit Singh Bains, in addition to Punjabi Ekta Social gathering MLAs Sukhpal Khaira and Shiromani Akali Dal (Democratic) MLA Parminder Singh Dhindsa additionally participated within the protest.
The Punjab chief minister mentioned the Aam Aadmi Social gathering had been “pressured” to not be a part of the dharna as its authorities in Delhi had not handed modification payments to guard the farmers.
The Congress, many different opposition events and several other farmers organisations have been protesting towards the latest farm legislations, alleging that these will hurt the pursuits of farmers and profit corporates, a declare denied by the federal government.
The Centre has asserted that these new legal guidelines will likely be useful for farmers and can improve their earnings.
The Punjab Meeting final month had adopted a decision rejecting the Centre’s new farm legal guidelines and handed 4 payments it mentioned will counter the contentious laws enacted by Parliament.
The three farm payments — the Farmer’s Produce Commerce and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Invoice, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Safety) Settlement of Worth Assurance and Farm Companies Invoice, 2020 and the Important Commodities (Modification) Invoice, 2020 — have been handed by Parliament just lately.
Subsequently, President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the payments.