Farmers' protest: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday laid the foundation stone of a government college at Mukhliana village in Hoshiarpur district. The college has been named after Dr BR Ambedkar. On this occasion, Captain Amarinder Singh also distributed loan waiver cheques to landless farm labourers.
Later, while addressing the gathering, Captain Amarinder Singh asked the farmers protesting in Punjab to hold dharnas in Haryana and Delhi instead of in the state.
Captain Amarinder Singh said such protests were adversely affecting Punjab's economy. He said farmers in Punjab had been staging dharnas at 113 sites across the state. "I appeal to the farmers not to protest in Punjab, and shift to Delhi or Haryana to fight for their cause," he said.
Referring to the three farm laws, Captain Amarinder Singh said the Congress-led Punjab Government had always extended its support to the protesting farmers. "Had the Punjab Government not extended its support to the farmers raising their voice against the three farm laws, the issue would not have reached Delhi today," claimed Captain Amarinder Singh.
He expressed hope that farmer leaders would put the development of Punjab on its priority list and shift dharnas from Punjab to Delhi or Haryana, so that the state does not suffer more on the economical front.
- PTC News