Punjab Cong holds protests throughout state towards farm Bills

Chandigarh, September 21 

The Punjab Congress on Monday held protests throughout the state towards the three essential Central farm payments, alleging the proposed legislations would “ruin” the farming group.

Congress staff raised slogans towards the BJP-led authorities on the Centre for bringing the “anti-farmer” Bills and in addition burnt effigies of the Central authorities.

Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar led the agitation at Bassi Pathana in Fatehgarh Sahib and slammed the NDA authorities.

“These Bills will ruin farmers,” he mentioned, promising that his social gathering would take each step potential to guard the pursuits of the farming group.

Jakhar additionally hit out at Punjab’s opposition social gathering Shiromani Akali Dal, saying it took a “U-turn” over the difficulty of the farm Bills after sensing there was anger amongst farmers towards the proposed legislations.

“Earlier, they were trying to mislead farmers by saying that these Bills were in their interest,” he mentioned.

Jakhar additionally mentioned he was pleased that every one farmer outfits have joined arms to oppose these Bills.

Farmers’ outfits have given a name for ‘Punjab Bandh’ on September 25 in protest towards these Bills.

In Hoshiarpur, state minister Sunder Sham Arora dubbed SAD chief Harsimrat Kaur Badal’s resignation from the Union cupboard as a “political stunt” and requested why she didn’t stop the Modi-led authorities when the corresponding ordinances had been introduced in.

“We are with farmers,” he mentioned.

On Sunday, Rajya Sabha handed the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020.

The payments had been handed by Lok Sabha on Thursday. A 3rd invoice is but to be handed in Rajya Sabha.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday had mentioned that his authorities would take the BJP and its allies, together with the Akalis, to courtroom over the brand new “unconstitutional, undemocratic and anti-farmer” legal guidelines of the Central authorities.

SAD chief Sukhbir Badal had urged the President to not signal the farm Bills and in addition requested him that they be returned to Parliament for reconsideration.

Farmers in some states together with Punjab and Haryana have been protesting towards these three Bills.

They have expressed apprehension that the three Bills would pave the best way for dismantling the Minimum Support Price (MSP) system, leaving them on the “mercy” of massive corporates. —PTI 

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