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Be Peaceful, The Country Is With You: Punjab CM Urges Farmers To Keep The Peace During Tractor Rally | India News

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PATIALA: Stating that his heart went out to farmers protesting against central laws on Republic Day, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday appealed to farmers to make sure their ‘tractor rally’ event remain peaceful.
According to the statement, Singh said that the Center had deliberately kept Punjab out of the high-power committee, knowing that voices of protest would be raised from the state. The Chief Minister stated that the voices of farmers will continue to rise until their interests are secured. Punjab was included in the high-power committee only after he wrote to the Center on the matter, neither he nor his government they were ever asked or consulted about new farm laws, the state government said.
The prime minister called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to comply with the demands of the restless farmers, who have been sitting on the borders of Delhi for the past two months. “The agricultural laws are completely wrong, as they are against federalism, since agriculture is a state issue under Annex 7 of the Constitution,” he said.
In displaying the national tricolor here at the Raja Bhalindra Singh sports complex, the Chief Minister recalled the contribution of Baba Saheb BR Ambedkar, who had drafted the Constitution that remains the basis of the nation’s government to this day. As peacefully as their turmoil has been so far, the Chief Minister said, “The old farmers are sitting on the borders of the national capital, not for themselves, but for their children and future generations.”
“Be peaceful, and the country is with you. 122 MPs in the UK had spoken out in favor of farmers and other countries had also supported the protests as farmers had been peaceful all along,” he added.
Protests against central farm laws escalated in the national capital on Tuesday when groups of farmers were seen vandalizing public property and targeting police personnel deployed for Republic Day security. Protesting farmers have now come to ITO after breaking through police barricades in front of the former Delhi police headquarters and were seen attacking police personnel and vandalizing vehicles.

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