CM presents draft resolution rejecting Farm Law and Electricity Amendment Bill

Chandigarh, Oct 20 : In a major move to protect the state’s farmers and agriculture, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday presented in the Vidhan Sabha a draft resolution rejecting outright the Centre’s anti-farmer Laws and the proposed Electricity Amendment Bill, with an appeal to all parties in the state to rise above political interests in the spirit of saving Punjab.

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The draft resolution seeks annulment of the Farm Laws and the proposed Electricity Bill, as well as promulgation of “a fresh ordinance making the procurement of food grains on the Minimum Support Price (MSP) a statutory right of the farmers and continue with procurement by Government of India through FCI and other such agencies.”

Regretting that several legislators indulged in frivolous activities on Monday to gain political mileage, with some coming in tractors and some spending the night in the Assembly precincts in protest against non-receipt of his government’s Bills, he said he had signed the same at 2130 hrs after extensive discussions and consultations with various experts. Such delays in sharing copies of Bills happen in emergent session, he said, pointing to something similar happening when his government had brought in the Punjab Termination of Water Agreements Act during his last tenure in 2004.

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