Be vigilant until black farm laws are actually scrapped: Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi cautions farmers

Apprehending unfair intention of BJP-led union government, Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi said PM Modi has made an announcement to repeal the farm laws just to allure peasants

Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi
Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi

Bipin Bhardwaj

Apprehending unfair intention of BJP-led union government, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made an announcement to repeal the farm laws just to allure peasants, following which Punjabis especially need to be cautious until these laws are formally scrapped.

Conspiracies are being hatched to derail progress and prosperity of Punjab, Channi said, adding that those who are welcoming the announcement of the Prime Minister are a part of them. He said that repealing of the laws is baseless until and unless the guarantee of MSP for crops is not fixed. The Punjabis must not sit ideal but have to be extra vigilant until the entire process is completed.

Making a scathing attack on those who welcomed the PM's announcement, the Chief Minister asked them to explain the reason to rejoice as Punjab has lost more than 700 precious lives of its sons and daughters during the farm struggle. The CM announced that the state government will construct a memorial to commemorate the martyrs to perpetuate their glorious struggle for our younger generations.

Criticising the Akali Dal, the Chief Minister said that the Akalis were the chief architect of the anti-farmer bill as they had brought one such bill in the Punjab assembly which helped the Union government to introduce the three farm laws now. He said that Akalis were hand in glove with the BJP in bringing these draconian laws and even they eulogised these bills until the public pressure forced them to take an opposite stance. Channi said that Akalis have always ignored the interests of state and its people adding that this bill was a testimony to it .

Training guns at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the Chief Minister dared its supremo and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to enter Punjab only after repealing the same bill, which has been implemented by his government. He said that Punjabis hate hypocrite people and that the double standards of Kejriwal will not work in Punjab. CM Channi unequivocally said that the Akalis, BJP, AAP and other leaders who are singing praises of Modi are hypocrites who aim to usurp prosperity and progress of Punjab.

The Chief Minister further said that an elite and unholy nexus of politicians across party lines had excluded power from the common man just to loot Punjab. However, CM Channi said that now this nexus has been broken and the power is in the hands of the common man.

The Chief Minister said that the backbone of the transport mafia operated by the Badals has been broken. He said that now the permits of buses will be given to jobless youth for making them gainfully self employed. CM Channi said that now it’s the turn of the Cable mafia and things will be streamlined for this too.

The Chief Minister said that his government is distributing the public money for the well being of people. Listing the several pro-people initiatives taken by his government, he said that Power bill arrears worth Rs. 1500 crore have been waived, Power rates for domestic consumers have been reduced by Rs 3 per unit, Bills to the tune of Rs 1200 crore have been waived off in respect of motors in rural areas, water charges brought down to Rs 50, Rates for sand have been reduced to Rs 5.50 per cubic feet and Punjab Government is bearing Rs 35 as part of cost sharing out of increased Rs 50 of Sugarcane prices while the private mills now only have to bear Rs 15. CM Channi said that not only this but several other path breaking decisions will be taken in coming days too.

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