Kejriwal accuses Amarinder Singh of ‘low level’ politics, says he’s under pressure from DE
The CM Arvind Kejriwal of Delhi on Wednesday lashed out at Captain Amarinder Singh of the CM of Punjab for criticizing him for notifying one of the three agricultural laws passed by the Center. On November 23, the Delhi government notified the Agricultural Products Trade and Trade (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance, 2020.
Punjab Prime Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday lashed out at the Delhi government, accusing it of “working behind the backs of farmers,” ANI reported.
Kejriwal in response to these accusations said: “Punjab CM has made accusations against me that I have passed the black laws in Delhi. How can such a low-level policy do in this fragile situation? It is not up to the state government to implement it. If so, why would farmers in the country have conversations with the Center? “
Kejriwal asked Singh if he was accusing the Delhi CM in an attempt to befriend BJP. He said: “So, is it the pressure of these people that you are making accusations against me? Is he doing it out of friendship with BJP or is he under pressure because the Directorate of Execution has brought a case against his family?
Kejriwal defended the Delhi government’s decision to notify the farm law saying that the state government cannot repeal them. Only the Center can reverse these laws since they were introduced, he said.
More than 30 farmer groups have gathered in various locations along the Delhi-Haryana border to protest against the three agricultural bills passed by the Center during the monsoon session of Parliament in September. They have demanded that the Center repeal the farm laws, claiming that the new laws will affect the purchase of grains under the support minimum price system and pave the way for corporate farming.
The protests that began on November 25 saw clashes between the Haryana police and farmers. On November 25, Haryana police officers fired tear gas projectiles and water cannons at the agitating farmers, but the farmers managed to break through the barricades and enter New Delhi. While most of the farmers are protesting near the Singhu border, some farmers have continued their protests at the DDA field in Burari. On November 29, farmer groups refused to speak to the Center about issues related to the new bills and demanded that a high-level committee hear their complaints.