Kisan Gantantra Parade: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday termed Tractor March on Republic Day a testimony to the celebration of the Indian Republic and its Constitutional ethos.
Meanwhile, Captain Amarinder Singh appealed to the farmers to ensure that tractor march remains peaceful, just as their anti-Farm Law protests have been so far.
Even as he urged the Centre once again to heed the troubled voice of the farming community in the true spirit of the Indian Republic.
“Peace has been the hallmark of your (farmers’) democratic protests all these months, and should remain integral to your agitation in the days ahead, including the Tractor march in Delhi on Republic Day,” said the Chief Minister, in his Republic Day eve message.
“The sight of your (farmers’) tractors on Delhi roads tomorrow will underline the fact that the ethos of the Indian Constitution and the essence of our Republic is inalienable and uncompromisable,” he said.
Lamenting that the federal structure on which India’s polity is founded is facing one of its biggest threats under the present Indian regime, the Chief Minister said that the brazen manner in which the three Farm Laws were pushed through, without debate or discussion, cannot, and should not be accepted in the world’s largest democracy.
The Centre had absolutely no power to legislate on a state subject, which Agriculture is, and the implementation of the farm laws violates every principle of our Constitution and the federal structure it stands for, he added.
The Chief Minister said their collective fight, in which his government was standing shoulder to shoulder with the farmers, was aimed at protecting the federal core of the Indian Constitution.