Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to repeal the farm laws which was passed in parliament in September.
“Punjab CM @capt_amarinder urges PM @narendramodi to repeal #FarmLaws so that farmers sitting out in cold and rain can go back home. Calls upon him to withdraw laws & bring new ones after talking to farmers as there’s nothing wrong in their demands,” Raveen Thukral, Media Advisor to PM tweeted.
Rejecting reports in a section of the media that Punjab had already implemented the Farm Laws, the Chief Minister said that Food Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu’s statement was mischievously twisted by one newspaper, with others picking it up.
He said Punjab was the first state to have opposed the Centre’s agri laws.
“.@capt_amarinder rejects as “irresponsible & mischievous” reports that Punjab has implemented #FarmLaws, says Bharat Bhushan Ashu’s statement was mischievously twisted by one newspaper & others picked it up. Points out Punjab was 1st state to oppose the laws,” Thukral added.
Indian farmers have been protesting since November 26 against the Centre’s three farm laws. Farmer unions described the acts as ‘anti-farmer laws’, whereas the government maintained that these acts will ease the process of farmers selling their produce directly to big buyers.
The seventh round of talks between protesting farmer leaders and the government was held at Vigyan Bhawan on Monday. However, the meeting remained inconclusive.
The government remained firm on not repealing the contentious laws and wanted to discuss it pointwise, whereas protesting farmer leaders also stuck to their demand for the rollback of the laws.