To counter legal guidelines, Punjab calls session on Oct 19

Chandigarh, October 14

The Punjab Government has decided to convene a special Vidhan Sabha session on October 19 to bring in a legislation to counter the contentious farm laws. A decision to this effect was taken at a virtual meeting of the Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh here on Wednesday.

Capt Amarinder Singh, Punjab CM

Shocked at the humiliating treatment by the BJP. The Centre has rubbed salt into the wounds of farmers by sending a bureaucrat to meet them.

The Chief Minister had earlier said he would call a special Assembly session to bring in necessary amendments to state laws to negate the “dangerous impact” of the Central legislations, which “are designed to ruin the farmers as well as the state’s agriculture and economy”.

In the last Assembly session on August 28, a resolution was passed by a majority to reject the three farm ordinances, which later took the shape of the laws.

Opportunity lost

Sukhbir Badal, SAD

He Centre has missed a great opportunity. By provoking farmers and the youth, the BJP is repeating mistakes that the Congress had made. This can vitiate the atmosphere in Punjab.

The Opposition parties and farmers have also been urging the government to convene a special session of the Assembly to counter the laws. — TNS

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