Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday extended his government’s full support to the agitating farmers in these `dark and difficult times’. Also, the Punjab CM said that he is ready to call Special Vidhan Sabha Session to decide new steps on the farm bills and decide the way forward.
If the legal experts advise amendment to the state laws to fight the central laws, a special session of the Vidhan Sabha will be immediately called to do so, he said.
Besides, Captain Amarinder Singh assured the people of all possible legal and other steps to fight the draconian new farm bills. The Chief Minister said that he would be discussing the issue with his legal team later on Tuesday to finalize the next steps, including challenging the farm laws in the Supreme Court.
The AICC general secretary in-charge of Punjab, Harish Rawat along with Cabinet Ministers Sukhjinder Randhawa and Bharat Bhushan Ashu, MLA Rana Gurjit Singh, PPCC president Sunil Jakhar, Advocate General Atul Nanda and farmer representatives attended the meeting.
Captain Amarinder assured the farmer representatives and said, “We will take all possible steps to counter the Union Government’s assault on the State’s federal and Constitutional rights, and fight for the interests of the farmers.”
He also made it clear that the government had no qualms about convening an Assembly session if that was the best course in the circumstances.
Asserting that the Centre had no right to enact these laws, the Chief Minister said that his government shared the concerns of the farmers and will do whatever it takes to scuttle the Union Government’s attempt to ruin the farming community with these draconian legislations.