Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi said that if the central government does not withdraw the agricultural laws, then they will take out a huge march on foot or cycle to Delhi. He also called for a special session of the Punjab Legislative Assembly to repeal the three agricultural laws.
Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi has appealed to the central government to withdraw three agriculture laws and said that if the central government does not do so, then by calling a session of the assembly, all three laws will be repealed. In a press conference held at the Chief Minister’s Office, Channi said that he had asked the then Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to repeal the Agriculture Act, but during that time the Cabinet had authorized him (Captain) to take any step. Instead of repealing these harsh agricultural laws, the Captain had opted for an amended bill.
Channi said that I have been roaming from village to village for the last few days. The condition of farmers and laborers is not being seen. Whatever is left with the farmers, the central government is also trying to snatch it. The Chief Minister said that the central government should not try to create unrest in the state like in Jammu and Kashmir, but the ongoing struggle of the farmers should be resolved soon in the interest of the country. If the central government does not immediately accede to the demand to repeal these laws, he will lead a massive march towards Delhi on foot or cycle on this issue.
He also said that if the central government can waive off the loans of big corporate houses, then who stops them from waiving the loans of poor and needy farmers? There is already a debt of one lakh crore rupees on farmers in Punjab. The state government has already provided relief up to Rs 2 lakh to small and marginal farmers and now farm laborers are also being given relief up to Rs 25,000 from their own resources. Whereas the Central Government should have borne this burden.