Urges PM to intervene for early decision of farmers’ disaster to forestall additional escalation of state of affairs
CHANDIGARH: Strongly condemning the attack on BJP MLA from Abohar, Arun Narang, allegedly by offended farmers protesting the Centre’s Farm Laws, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday warned of strict motion in opposition to anybody making an attempt to disturb the state’s peace by taking the regulation into their palms.
Even as he urged the farmers to not take pleasure in such acts of violence, the Chief Minister appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to urgently resolve the disaster triggered by the Farm Laws to forestall the state of affairs from escalating additional.
Captain Amarinder additionally directed DGP Dinkar Gupta to take strict motion, underneath the regulation, in opposition to the perpetrators, who additionally clashed with the police personnel who tried to rescue the MLA.
Gurmail Singh PPS, SP Headquarters, Faridkot, was, actually, injured whereas making an attempt to save lots of and evacuate the MLA from the protesting crowd. He additionally suffered a lathi blow on his head, inflicting his turban to fall off. He was admitted in Civil Hospital, Malout, the place the incident came about.
The DGP later mentioned a legal instances might be registered in opposition to the suspects who assaulted the MLA and cops. He mentioned statements of native BJP leaders have been being recorded and related sections of regulation can be imposed on its foundation.
With the simmering tensions between the Centre, led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and the farmers, who’ve been combating for his or her rights for the previous 4 months, intensifying, a quantity of incidents of protests in opposition to BJP leaders have been reported from completely different elements of Punjab at present. The Chief Minister mentioned whereas protesting is the democratic proper of the farmers, violence of any types wouldn’t be tolerated, and the regulation and order state of affairs within the state wouldn’t be allowed to be disturbed at any price. He mentioned barring the assault on the BJP MLA, different BJP leaders have been safely evacuated from the protest websites.
Seeking the Prime Minister’s fast intervention to resolve the tensions, the Chief Minister mentioned any additional delay on the half of the central authorities would set off additional unrest among the many agitating farmers. Coupled with the elevated risk from throughout the border from Pakistan-backed terrorist outfits, who have been already making an attempt to take advantage of the state of affairs, this might pose a severe safety risk to Punjab, and resultantly your complete nation, he warned.
He once more reiterated the necessity for the Centre to not stand on ego however to instantly revoke the Farm Laws and sit throughout the desk with the farmers to work out new legislations based mostly on their inputs and suggestions. The farmers, he identified, had been out on the roads for 4 months now, and with no signal of the central authorities being keen to step again, the anger among the many farmers was rising.
Reacting to the demand of Punjab BJP leaders for his resignation over the problem, the Chief Minister mentioned as an alternative of making an attempt to take political mileage from at present’s incident, they need to pressurise their central management to withdraw the controversial legislations. They ought to apprise the BJP central management of the real anger among the many farmers, which the Government of India has been disregarding because the handiwork of the Congress in Punjab, he added.