CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday urged the Centre to go away its ego, scrap the three farm legislations and usher in new legal guidelines after recent discussions with farmers.
Singh was addressing the media on the completion of 4 years of his authorities.
“Deliver new payments after dialogue with farmers. Sit with them, discuss to them after which deliver a brand new invoice. Why are you sitting on status and ego,” he requested the Centre.
Referring to the modification payments handed by the state meeting final yr to “negate” the Centre’s farm legal guidelines, Singh mentioned, “We’ll go to the Supreme Court docket if the President doesn’t give assent to the state modification payments.”
The chief minister, nevertheless, famous that the modification payments are but to be forwarded to the President by the governor of Punjab.
Singh additional mentioned he couldn’t see a center path to interrupt the stalemate between the farmers and the federal government of India, and requested the Centre to scrap the farm legal guidelines.
What number of extra farmers need to die, he requested, mentioning that 112 farmers from Punjab alone have misplaced their lives for the reason that agitation started.
Concentrating on the governor for not forwarding the modification payments handed by the Punjab Meeting for the President’s assent, he remarked, “Are we a democracy or not?” Punjab took a unanimous choice and the governor has no enterprise to sit down on the information, the chief minister mentioned.
It’s his obligation to ahead to the President for assent below Article 254 (2) of the Structure, he mentioned.
Singh mentioned his authorities would fulfil the guarantees made within the run as much as the meeting elections in 2017 earlier than going again to the individuals for his or her blessings forward of the 2022 Meeting elections.
The Congress in Punjab has no rival.
Neither the Akalis nor the Aam Aadmi Occasion (AAP) can provide any competitors, he claimed.
The chief minister mentioned greater than 85 per cent of guarantees made within the final election manifesto have been carried out, and claimed it was document for any social gathering in any state.
He mentioned the earlier document was held by Chandrababu Naidu in Andhra Pradesh (for 81 per cent of guarantees fulfilled).
Itemizing his authorities’s greatest achievement as the upkeep of ‘Punjabiyat’ within the state, Singh mentioned individuals wished peace in order to conduct their work or enterprise.
Requested if he would lead the social gathering within the 2022 meeting election and be its CM face, Singh it the for the Congress management to resolve.
On ballot strategist Prashant Kishor’s appointment as his principal adviser, the he mentioned in a democracy, each chief and social gathering has a staff of strategists.
Replying to a query on the inquiry into 2015 sacrilege incidents, Singh mentioned the particular investigation staff would quickly full its investigation and that he won’t intrude in the event that they resolve to chargesheet any senior police officer or politician.
He additionally took critical word of the perceptible improve in drone motion from throughout the border for the reason that farmers’ protests began gathering warmth in October 2020.
At the moment, the Khalistani cells in Punjab are dormant however they had been being fed weapons through the drones to create hassle, the chief minister mentioned.
On key achievements of his authorities, he mentioned the spine of the medicine chain has been efficiently damaged.
Requested concerning the legal instances in opposition to gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari, who’s at the moment lodged in a Punjab jail and whose custody is sought by Uttar Pradesh, the chief minister mentioned the matter was sub-judice.
If Ansari has dedicated a criminal offense in Punjab, he must pay the value for it, he added.