Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh prolonged his authorities’s full assist to the agitating farmers on Tuesday and guaranteed them of all doable authorized and different steps to struggle the “draconian new farm laws”, together with a particular session of the Assembly to debate and resolve the best way ahead.
Amarinder Singh mentioned the Punjab authorities stands in full assist of the farmers in these “dark and difficult times”.
Chairing a gathering with the representatives of 31 farmers’ unions right here to take their views on the matter, the chief minister mentioned he can be discussing the difficulty together with his authorized staff later within the day to finalise the following steps, together with difficult the farm legal guidelines within the Supreme Court.
Besides the farmer representatives, All India Congress Committee (AICC) basic secretary in-charge of Punjab Harish Rawat attended the assembly, together with state ministers Sukhjinder Randhawa and Bharat Bhushan Ashu, MLA Rana Gurjit Singh, state Congress chief Sunil Jakhar and the state’s Advocate General, Atul Nanda, an official assertion mentioned.
“We will take all possible steps to counter the Union government”s assault on the state’s federal and constitutional rights and fight for the interests of the farmers,” the chief minister advised the farmer representatives.
If authorized consultants advise modification to state legal guidelines to struggle the central legal guidelines, a particular session of the Assembly will likely be instantly convened to take action, he mentioned.
Amarinder Singh made it clear that his authorities has no qualms about convening an Assembly session if that’s the greatest course within the present circumstances.
Asserting that the Centre had no proper to enact these legal guidelines because it amounted to “violation” of the Constitution and an assault on the federal construction, the chief minister mentioned his authorities shares the issues of the farmers and can do “whatever it takes to scuttle the Union government”s attempt to ruin the farming community with these draconian legislations”.
The battle will likely be fought on all fronts, he mentioned, including that moreover the Congress’s signature marketing campaign introduced by Rawat on Monday, all panchayats within the state can be requested to go resolutions towards the farm legal guidelines and the identical can be despatched to the Union authorities.
Declaring that his authorities and the Punjab Congress are with the farmers on this “difficult time”, Amarinder Singh mentioned he would take the recommendations of the “kisan” unions to authorized consultants to finalise the following plan of action.
“If the new laws are implemented, it will spell the end of agriculture,” he mentioned, warning that “in the times ahead, the Government of India will follow up these legislations with the elimination of MSP and FCI, bringing an end to the time-tested farming procurement and marketing system as we know it”.
“The mandis that have existed and worked well for more than 60 years will be wiped out and with MSP also ending, wheat will be sold the same way as maize currently is — at much lower prices than dictated by the MSP,” the chief minister added.
Farmers in Punjab have been protesting towards the brand new legal guidelines meant to decontrol the sale of their crops, with their unions saying that these legislations will really result in the dismantling of the minimal assist worth (MSP) system.
The Congress, together with different opposition events and farmers’ organisations, held demonstrations towards the brand new farm legal guidelines throughout the nation on Monday.