Capt Amarinder Singh seeks early resolution of farmers’ issues in emergency meeting with Amit Shah

He said he had reiterated his objection to the new farm laws introduced by the Union government and requested Shah to resolve the issue amicably as it affects Punjab’s economy and national security

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Bipin Bhardwaj

Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh in his emergency meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi on Thursday appealed to the Union government to resolve the issues being raised by farmers as soon as possible.

Capt Amarinder Singh while talking to the media, after his meeting Shah, said that discussions were going on between the farmers and the Union government and it was not up to him to resolve anything.

He said he had reiterated his objection to the new farm laws introduced by the Union government and requested Shah to resolve the issue amicably as it affects Punjab's economy and national security.

Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday also expressed grief at the death of two farmers, Gurjant Singh and Gurbachan Singh, while participating in the ongoing protests against the farm laws. Taking to Twitter, he wrote: ‘Deeply anguished at the death of Gurgant Singh and Gurbachan Singh, farmers from Mansa & Moga respectively during their participation in the protest at Delhi. Government will provide full monetary & other assistance to the bereaved families. My heartfelt condolences and prayers."

An official spokesperson said that the CM had announced financial assistance of Rs. 5 lakh each to the families of the deceased farmers.

Gurjant Singh, who hailed from village Bachhoana in Mansa district, died in Delhi during the agitation against farm laws, while Gurbachan Singh (80), from village Bhinder Khurd in Moga district, died due to a massive heart attack during a protest at Moga on Wednesday.

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