Amarinder Singh Urges PM Modi Not To Go Ahead With “Anti-Farmer Legislation”September 15, 2020
The Chief Minister also wrote a letter to the Prime Minister requesting him not to pursue the Ordinances and also to make MSP a statutory right of the farmers.
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to go ahead with the legislation of “anti-farmer ordinances presented in parliament today (Monday)” and announced he would lead an 11-member Congress delegation to submit a memorandum to Governor against the ordinances on Wednesday.
According to an official release, rejecting the Centre’s claim that Punjab was taken on board before the promulgation of the anti-farmer Ordinances presented in Parliament on Monday, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh urged the Prime Minister not to go ahead with their legislation.
Besides the Chief Minister, the delegation will include Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar along with some ministers and MLAs of the party, an official spokesperson said.
The decision to meet the Governor came after the BJP-led central government presented the three controversial Ordinances in Parliament for the legislation despite strong protests by farmers in various states, including Punjab.