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“Farmers should agitate in Delhi, Haryana, but not in Punjab”; Advice from Chief Minister Amarinder Singh

The agitation has been going on for the last several months against the agricultural laws passed by the central government. The Congress party has declared its support to the farmers’ movement. However, while giving this support, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has appealed to the farmers to agitate outside Punjab. The Punjab government and the civil movement here have already given their support. “The Punjab government is with the farmers. Therefore, agitation against agricultural laws should be avoided in the state, ”appealed Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh. He made the appeal during the groundbreaking ceremony of a government college to be built at a cost of Rs 13.44 crore in Mukhliana village in Hoshiarpur’s Chabbewal assembly constituency.

“Farmers are protesting in 113 places in Punjab. This movement is not in the interest of the state. This is adversely affecting the economic progress of the state. It is right to agitate in Delhi and Haryana. But there is no point in holding dams in 113 places in Punjab and weakening Punjab’s economy, ”said Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. “Farmers will listen to you. Because the laws have been repealed in the Legislature. In that place the state government has passed its agricultural laws. The laws have been sent to the governor for approval. But unfortunately, they have not sent it to the President yet, ”he added. “Instead of agitating in the state, the farmers should put pressure on the central government to repeal these anti-farmer laws,” he said.

“Whatever is in the hands of our government, we have done with priority. Recently, the leaders of the farmers’ association met in Chandigarh. He had demanded that the price of sugarcane be increased from Rs 325 to Rs 360 per quintal. We accepted his demand at the same time, ”he said.

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