Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, September 16
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Wednesday appealed to farmers to not block visitors within the state over farm Bills whilst he assured them that no case can be registered in opposition to them for violating Section 144 of the CrPC that prohibits public gathering as they have been “fighting for their lives”.
The FIRs already registered in opposition to the farmers for protesting in violation of Section 144 can be withdrawn, mentioned the Chief Minister, speaking to mediapersons exterior Governor’s House after submitting a memorandum in opposition to the “anti-farmer” Bills on behalf of the Punjab Congress. “The farmers are protesting as the ordinances will ruin them and their families,” he mentioned in response to a query.
His authorities was with the farmers, the Chief Minister asserted, including that the Centre’s legislations would hurt Punjab and its agriculture. The Bills would pave the way in which for ending the MSP regime, which might spell doom for the state and the entire nation, he added.
Capt Amarinder urged the farmers to take their protests to Delhi, on the doorstep of the Union Government.