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We must do more: Navjot Singh Sidhu writes to Punjab CM Amarinder Singh, urges action on farmers' demands

We should do extra: Navjot Singh Sidhu writes to Punjab CM Amarinder Singh, urges motion on farmers’ calls for | Information

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday wrote to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, searching for motion on farmers’ calls for together with cancellation of “unfair” FIRs registered towards growers throughout their agitation.
Asserting that Congress stood by farmers’ agitation towards the farm legal guidelines at each stage, Sidhu, nevertheless, requested the state authorities, “we should do extra” and “not let the three black legal guidelines be carried out in Punjab at any price.”
Sidhu wrote to the chief minister two days after assembly representatives of 32 farm our bodies which had raised their calls for with him.
In a gathering with representatives of all political events besides the BJP, the farmer leaders had informed them to not perform electioneering until the Punjab polls are introduced.
In a letter to the CM, Sidhu wrote, “That is to deliver to your consideration and request for obligatory motion, upon the calls for raised by 32 farmer unions on the assembly known as by them.”
Sidhu stated farmer leaders demanded “the cancellation of unjust and unfair” FIRs registered towards the farmer unions as a result of instances of violence through the agitation within the state.”
Noting that the Congress and the state authorities supplied assist to farmers protesting towards the Centre’s farm legal guidelines, Sidhu stated, “But, some FIRs have been registered as a result of untoward incidences,” including that the federal government may arrange a mechanism to think about every case on compassionate grounds and cancel all “unfair” instances.
Referring to farmers’ worry of demand for land information by the Centre earlier than the crop procurement, Sidhu requested the state authorities to combat towards the Centre’s “injustice”.
“I personally consider it’s unfair,” stated Sidhu, including that partition of land had not occurred in lots of elements of the state for many years.
“That is additionally an assault on the resilient system of procurement by MSP by way of Arthiyas and to push the farmers away from APMC (Agricultural Produce Market Committees) mandis in the direction of personal markets the place no such information are being demanded. Thus, I strongly really feel that the Central Govt is definitely creating ‘One Nation, Two Markets’ with completely different guidelines for APMC and personal markets. This injustice we should combat towards !,” wrote Sidhu.
Sidhu additionally identified a hike in funds allocation for agriculture, Rs 7,181 crore of energy subsidy, Rs 5,810 crore of farm debt waiver and Rs 520 crore of mortgage waiver for farm labour and landless farmers.
“Noting the effectivity of Govt procurement accomplished by the Congress Govt. Congress employees and leaders have stood by the farmer agitation at each stage of the protest.
“But, we should do extra, standing firmer on our decision handed in Vidhan Sabha in October 2020, We must always not let the three blacks be carried out in our state at any price !,” he acknowledged.Sidhu pressured on procurement of pulses and oilseeds by way of state companies to extend farmers’ revenue. 
“We should take steps forward from the farmer agitation’s combat towards the three black legal guidelines to do extra and current the imaginative and prescient for Punjab agriculture, to extend Punjab’s farmers’ revenue utilizing each useful resource and energy we’ve as a state to face with the farmers,” he wrote.
He stated, “We should start procurement of ‘dals’ and oilseeds by way of state companies.”
“Additional, spend money on diversification with giving MSP on extra crops, giving storage capability in fingers of farmers and strengthening farmer’s monetary capabilities by way of cooperatives and ahead linkages to commerce with out dependence on corporates,” he wrote. 
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