Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, September 14
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday stated it was unlucky that the farmers agitating towards the black farm legal guidelines had given a political twist to his remarks as an alternative of understanding the ache and distress precipitated to the folks on account of their protests in the state, which have been fairly uncalled for, given his authorities’s continued help to them.
Reacting to Samyukt Kisan Morcha’s criticism of the remarks he had made yesterday on the problem, the chief minister lamented that regardless of his authorities’s unequivocal help to their trigger, the farmers had misinterpreted his appeal and had, as an alternative, tried to hyperlink it with the upcoming meeting elections in Punjab.
His authorities, in addition to the folks of Punjab, had at all times stood with the farmers on the problem of the farm legal guidelines, and it was unhappy that they have been now struggling due to the continued protests of the farming neighborhood throughout the state, he added.
The chief minister asserted that there was no query of attempting to cut up the farmers of Punjab and Haryana, all of whom have been equal victims of the apathy of the BJP-led governments on the Centre and in the neighbouring state.
“My authorities, in distinction, has not solely firmly supported the farmers’ struggle towards the farm legal guidelines however had even introduced in modification Bills in the Vidhan Sabha to mitigate their antagonistic impression,” he identified, including that these Bills had, sadly, not been forwarded by the Governor to the President for assent.
Pointing out that the farmers’ struggle was towards the BJP, which was solely liable for thrusting the anti-farmer legislations on Punjab and different states, Capt Amarinder stated inconveniencing the folks of Punjab was not justified in the circumstances.
He rejected the Morcha’s claims that there was no paralysis of the federal government in Punjab due to the farmers’ protests, stating that it was not the Adanis or the Ambanis whose pursuits have been being damage by such protests however the frequent folks of the state, in addition to its economic system.
The Adanis’ property in Punjab have been a miniscule 0.8% of their whole property, and the presence of the Reliance Group stood at a nominal 0.1%, the chief minister noticed, including that the losses precipitated to these industries due to the farmers’ unrest in the state have been too minor to be of any critical concern to them.
“It is the folks of Punjab who’re struggling due to the disruption of companies because of the protests,” he stated.
Continued protests in Punjab will push business out of the state, which might have a extreme impression on the economic system, which his authorities was nonetheless attempting to revive from the disaster into which the earlier SAD-BJP authorities had pushed it, stated the chief minister.
Already, the state of affairs was changing into critical on the grain storage and procurement entrance due to the agitation, with lifting of the shares by the FCI and state businesses getting obstructed, he stated.
With the wheat shares having already accomplished 4 years of storage, the unused capability was getting ruined, whereas additionally ensuing in monetary burden on the general public exchequer due to cost of assured expenses to the silo house owners as per agreements of hiring, stated Capt Amarinder, disclosing that the shares mendacity in the FCI Adani silio at Moga alone was value Rs 480 crore.
All the motion of wheat shares from FCI Adani silo, Moga and FCI silo, Kotkapura is halted due to the on-going farmers protest towards the farm legal guidelines, whereas, 1,60,855 MT of wheat shares of earlier crop years saved in the Adani silo, Moga by FCI wants to be liquidated on precedence, as deterioration of those shares could lead to losses to the general public exchequer. The worth of shares in Moga Adani silos is roughly Rs 480 crores.