Punjab should not be made into another J-K: CM Channi says Centre should take farmers’ protest seriously

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Channi also said that the condition of the farmers was deteriorating with time, accusing the Center of being unaffected. He also urged the Center to repeal three agriculture laws that came into force last year.

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Tuesday said that the Center should take farmers’ protest seriously. Adding the state should not create another J&K.

Addressing a press conference in Chandigarh, the Chief Minister said, “This (protest against the three agricultural laws) is a serious issue, the central government should take it seriously. Punjab is a border state and does not belong to the other Jammu and Kashmir. Should be made.” Today. His remarks came a day after the ‘Bharat Bandh’ by several farmers’ unions to mark the first anniversary of the enactment of three agricultural laws.

Channi also said that the condition of the farmers is deteriorating with time, accusing the Center of being unaffected. He also urged the Center to repeal three agriculture laws that came into force last year.

He said, “The condition of the farmers is getting worse day by day but the Center is unaffected. I, as the Chief Minister of Punjab, would like to appeal to the Center to repeal three agricultural laws.”

The Chief Minister also said that the Center has come up with a system to “make farmers poor”.

Farmers have been protesting at various sites against agricultural laws that have been implemented since last November 26: the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Agricultural Services Act 2020 and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

Farmer leaders and the Center have held several rounds of talks but the impasse remains.

First published:September 28, 2021, 5:34 pm

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