Punjab CM Amarinder Singh urges farmers to accept Amit Shah’s appeal
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday urged farmers to accept the call of Union Interior Minister Amit Shah and move to the designated place for their protest, thus paving the way for the first talks to resolve their problems.
Amid reports of Amit Shah’s offer to hold talks with farmers as soon as possible, Amarinder Singh said it is in the best interest of the farming community and the nation at large.
Union Interior Minister Amit Shah on Saturday called on farmers to move to the Burari farm in the national capital to organize their protest and said the Center is ready to hold talks with them as soon as move to the designated place.
Shah’s offer to advance talks with farmers from December 3 and his statement reflecting the Center’s willingness to listen to farmers is a welcome step, the CM said in a statement here.
He said the only solution to the current stalemate on the issue of farm laws is discussion. Thousands of farmers protesting the Center’s new farm laws stayed at Singhu and Tikri’s borders with the national capital for the third day in a row on Saturday amid heavy police presence, even after being offered the Sant Nirankari in Burari to hold peaceful demonstrations.
As the interior minister has made it clear that the Center is “ready to deliberate on all the problems and demands” from farmers and will hold talks the day after they move to the designated site in Delhi, farmer leaders should also move forward. , said. the CM.
Only by sitting across the table can both parties come to a solution to the problem, he added.
Noting that the purpose of his protest was not to block roads and inconvenience people, but to pressure the Union government to listen to his voice, the CM said.
Farmers have already won half the battle by bringing the Union government to the negotiating table without further delay. Under the circumstances, they should accept the offer of the Union Interior Minister and make the most of the opportunity to resolve the crisis triggered by Union laws, Amarinder Singh said.
He and his government are ready to give their full support to these negotiations and were ready to mediate in the collective interest of all, Amarinder Singh reiterated.