Situation spiraling out of control, talk to farmers immediately: Amarinder Singh al Centro | India News
Singh asked why the Center was waiting on December 3 to hold talks with farmers when the situation is spiraling out of control.
“The voice of the farmers cannot be muzzled indefinitely. The Center should immediately start talks with the leaders of the Kisan Union to defuse the tense situation on the Delhi borders. Why wait until December 3 when the situation is getting out of control now? ” Singh said in a tweet.
The voice of the farmers cannot be muzzled indefinitely. The center should start talks immediately with the leader of the Kisan Union … https://t.co/dksSQ4qJQN
– Captain Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) 1606459359000
On Friday, Delhi police used tear gas projectiles and water cannons to prevent farmers from entering the national capital as part of their ‘Dilli Chalo’ march to protest against the Center’s new agricultural laws.
Despite heavy security deployment, groups of Punjab farmers managed to reach close to two Delhi border points on Friday morning after breaking through police barricades in Haryana.
Singh also called on the Center to demonstrate political ability and accept farmers’ demand for a guaranteed minimum price support.
The central government must show political skill and accept farmers’ demand for a guaranteed MSP, which is the basic right of every farmer. If they can give verbal assurances, I don’t understand why they can’t make it a legal obligation of the Government of India, said the Prime Minister of Punjab.
Singh also called those people who claimed that Congress was instigating farmers blind, saying that farmers were fighting for their lives and livelihoods.
Those who claim that it is @INCIndia that is instigating the farmers are blind not to see the hundreds of thousands of farmers who are trying to … https://t.co/3SL5cLmcCF
– Captain Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) 1606459451000
“Those who claim @INCIndia is instigating farmers are blind not to see the hundreds of thousands of farmers trying to enter Delhi from all over the country. It is a fight for their lives and livelihoods and they do not need any support or provocation, “he said in another tweet.
Farmers have protested against the Center’s three agricultural laws. They have expressed apprehension that the new laws would pave the way for the dismantling of the minimum support price system, leaving them at the “mercy” of large corporations.
They have been demanding that these new laws be repealed.
The Center has invited various agricultural agencies from Punjab to another of the talks in Delhi on December 3.