Punjab CM Moves Draft Resolution Opposing Centre’s Farmer Bills

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today tabled a draft resolution in the Punjab assembly rejecting the three farmer laws enacted recently by the central government. The resolution also rejected the Centre’s proposed Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020.

Amarinder separately introduced three bills to counter the Centre’s farmer laws, which have triggered protests by farmers and opposition parties in different parts of the country including Punjab.

Against the farmer bills passed by the centre during the monsoon session, the Chief Minister also introduced three bills — Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Special Provisions and Punjab Amendment Bill 2020, the Essential Commodities (Special Provisions and Punjab Amendment) Bill 2020, and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services (Special Provisions and Punjab Amendment) Bill 2020.

Singh during the session appealed to all parties to rise above their political interests to save Punjab.

The resolution was moved by the Leader of the House on the second day of a special assembly session here over the new farm laws.

Addressing the members of the House, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said agriculture is a state subject but the Centre ignored it. “I find it very strange what the government of India wants to do,” he said.

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