Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement to repeal the three black farm laws.
He immediately took to Twitter and posted his reaction (read below).
Great news! Thankful to PM @narendramodi ji for acceding to the demands of every punjabi & repealing the 3 black laws on the pious occasion of #GuruNanakJayanti. I am sure the central govt will continue to work in tandem for the development of Kisani! #NoFarmers_NoFood @AmitShah
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) November 19, 2021
Later, his media advisor also took to Twitter, which hints at Captain Amarinder Singh joining hands with the BJP.
‘Huge huge day for all of us in Punjab. I’d been pursuing the matter with Centre for last 1+ year & had met @narendramodi ji @AmitShah ji requesting them to heed the voice of our annadaatas. Really happy they’ve heard farmers & understood our concerns’: @capt_amarinder @PMOIndia https://t.co/O8ovK4QGjE
— Raveen Thukral (@RT_Media_Capt) November 19, 2021
Earlier, amid speculation of him joining the BJP, former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had met Union Home Minister Amit Shah at the latter's residence in Delhi. The two leaders had reportedly discussed the prolonged agitation by farmers against the Centre's three farm laws, Captain Amarinder Singh's media advisor had said.
"Discussed the prolonged farmers’ agitation against farm laws and urged him to resolve the crisis urgently with repeal of the laws and guarantee MSP, besides supporting Punjab in crop diversification," Captain Amarinder Singh's media advisor Raveen Thukral quoted him as saying.
After a prolonged power struggle with Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, Captain Amarinder Singh had resigned as the Chief Minister of the state.