Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, three years in the past, handed the identical farm legal guidelines within the state Assembly that the union authorities handed lately, mentioned Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal immediately.
Mr Badal mentioned that the Congress occasion, in its 2019 common election manifesto, had promised to abolish authorities mandis.
“I do not share the views of Captain Amarinder Singh because he has passed the same laws in his own Assembly. The farm sector laws, which the union government is implementing were passed three years back by Captain Amarinder Singh in the Punjab Legislative Assembly,” the SAD president mentioned when requested if he shares the view of Punjab authorities on farmers’ protest.
“Congress manifesto for 2019 general elections brought under Rahul Gandhi’s presidentship mentioned that they will implement these laws. In fact, they went one step further and said that if they come to power they will scrap all government mandis. They said that they will only have private mandis which is worse than what the current government is doing. So, I do not share their views,” Mr Badal added.
Farmers from Punjab and Haryana have been protesting on the borders of Delhi, demanding that the three legal guidelines, which the Narendra Modi-led authorities handed lately, be repealed. Farmers say the reform legal guidelines will dilute guidelines across the sale, pricing and storage of farm produce.
“I share views of the farmers which are very clear. You make laws for people and you are doing what people do not want,” mentioned Mr Badal, whose occasion pulled out of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) authorities in September this yr towards the farm legal guidelines enacted by the union authorities.
Earlier on October 20 this yr, Captain Amarinder Singh had led the passage of three legislations within the state Assembly that sought to negate the impression of the farm legal guidelines handed by Parliament in September.
The payments included the Farmers” (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services (Special Provisions and Punjab Amendment) Bill, 2020, and the Farmers” Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) (Special Provisions and Punjab Amendment) Bill, 2020.
Earlier on August 4, 2017, the Punjab authorities had given a nod to the ”Punjab State Farmers and Farm Labourers Commission Act, 2017” by means of an ordinance with a acknowledged resolve to empower and safeguard the pursuits of the farming group.
The five-member fee, with a nominated chairperson, was entrusted the powers to border agriculture coverage and different issues referred to by the federal government. The fee was acknowledged to have a corpus fund of Rs 25 crore initially and Rs 5 crore for subsequent 5 years grant to be given by the state authorities. The fee has the mandate to submit its report back to be tabled within the Punjab Assembly.
Earlier on Thursday, Captain Amarinder Singh met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and urged the union authorities to rethink its stand on the legislations whereas interesting to the farmers to search out an early resolution to the issue that was adversely impacting the state”s economic system and in addition posed a severe hazard to nationwide safety.
Punjab Chief Minister throughout the assembly pressured that the issues of farmers must be solved shortly.
Amarinder Singh mentioned that he and his Congress authorities weren’t concerned in mediation in any means and the matter needed to be resolved between the union authorities and the farmers.
“A solution has to be found at the earliest,” he mentioned, including that he had come to fulfill the Union Home Minister to reiterate Punjab’s stand on the imbroglio between the farmers and the central authorities, in addition to the necessity to safe the way forward for the farming group and agriculture.
Notably, SAD had withdrawn help to the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) authorities in September this yr towards the farm legal guidelines enacted by the union authorities.
Meanwhile, the farmers’ protest towards the three agricultural sector legal guidelines handed by the central authorities within the final monsoon session entered the eighth day on Thursday with demonstrations on Sant Nirankari Samagam floor in Burari on the outskirts of Delhi and different border areas.
A delegation of farmers is assembly Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Thursday, mentioned Rakesh Tikait, Spokesperson, Bharatiya Kisan Union.
“A delegation of farmers will meet the Agriculture Minister on Thursday. If the government wants, it can resolve the issues. All farmer organisations across the country should take to the streets now,” mentioned Mr Tikait.
“The Prime Minister said many times that minimum support price will be protected, so what’s the problem in putting it in writing? Farmers will go back once their demands are met,” mentioned a protesting farmer on the Singhu border.
The authorities had held the third spherical of talks with farmer representatives on Tuesday. During the talks, the Centre supplied to arrange a committee, which the farmers” unions rejected, and as a substitute demanded a particular session of parliament to repeal what they’ve known as “black laws” made to favour company our bodies. Farmers mentioned they may proceed their protest until their points are resolved.
The Union Agriculture Minister had maintained that the farm legal guidelines are within the curiosity of farmers and the reforms have been completed after a protracted wait and the federal government is able to tackle their issues.
Notably, farmers have warned that Thursday’s talks are the “last chance” for the federal government to take a choice on the legal guidelines.
“Thursday is the last chance for the government to take a decision to repeal the laws. Otherwise, this movement will become huge and the government will fall,” Pratibha Shinde of the Lok Sangharsh Morcha mentioned.
The farmers are protesting towards The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.
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