Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Wednesday staged relay dharna along with his Cabinet colleagues and legislators at Jantar Mantar in Delhi.
“I have made it clear that the Centre’s attitude towards our farmers and undermining the State’s rights is not correct. As Chief Minister, it is my duty to protect the rights of my State and my people,” Amarinder said.
The chief minister reached Jantar Mantar after paying respects to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.
“At Raj Ghat to pay homage to the Father of the Nation. His ideal of persistent struggle in the face of opposition is our guiding light. We will fight to uphold Punjab’s right to dignity and respect,” Amarinder earlier tweeted.
The MLAs’ relay dharna, earlier scheduled to be held at Rajghat, was later shifted to Jantar Mantar.
The chief minister on Tuesday announced that he will lead a relay dharna of MLAs in Delhi to highlight the state’s power crisis and critical essential supplies situation amid the Centre’s adamant refusal to allow movement of goods trains.
As the crisis triggered by the suspension of goods trains aggravated further in the state, resulting in complete shut-down of all power plants as well as curtailment of agricultural and vegetables supplies, the Chief Minister said he had decided to hold a symbolic relay dharna to bring the state’s grim situation to the Centre’s notice.