Break deadlock with farmers, Punjab CM asks Amit Shah
Since the agitation, farmers and agricultural labourers have sacrificed their lives fighting for their right, Captain Amarinder Singh said
NEW DELHI — On Tuesday, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh asked Home Minister Amit Shah to repeal the three farm laws introduced by the BJP-led Central government to break the deadlock with the protesting farmers.
The Punjab CM said that he met Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday to impress the urgent need to repeal farm laws.
According to Mr Amarinder, the Centre needs to end the imbroglio with farmers who have rejected this legislation.
He also expressed worry over the loss of hundreds of lives during the farmers’ movement against the farm laws.
Citing social, economic, and security implications of the prolonged farmers’ agitation, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh pressed for the immediate repeal of the farm laws, which had caused great resentment amongst farmers from Punjab and other states.
Urges Union Home Minister to allot 25 CAPF, anti-drone gadgets for the BSF
Earlier, the chief minister urged Union Home Minister Amit Shah to allot 25 CAPF and anti-drone gadgets for the BSF for effectively tackling renewed security threats from ‘Pakistan-based terror groups.’
He stated that he also apprised Amit Shah about a recent recovery of arms involving heightened drone activity ahead of August 15.
Holds meeting with Congress president Sonia Gandhi
Amarinder Singh, the Chief Minister of Punjab, met with Congress President Sonia Gandhi at her New Delhi residence, a step that comes before a much-anticipated cabinet reshuffle.
According to The Tribune report, the two reviewed the party’s 18-point program, which quoted Harish Rawat, the All India Congress Committee general secretary in-charge of Punjab.
He maintained that both Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu — a former cabinet colleague and political adversary of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh — were “cooperating”. However, as per news agency PTI, Singh highlighted Navjot Singh Sidhu’s repeated assaults on the state’s Congress government during the meeting.