CHANDIGARH, SEPTEMBER 16, 2020: An 11-member delegation of the Congress party, including Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh today, met Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore to apprise him about the harm caused to farmers of the state by the farm ordinances.
Flanked by PPCC chief Sunil Jakhar and other members of the delegation, the Chief Minister told the Governor that the party felt that any move to tinker with the present procurement system, and that too in the times of nation-wide crisis, may deepen social unrest amongst the farmers of the State. “It may not be conducive for the peace and development of the region, which faces serious challenges of public order due to a live international border,” he stressed.
Live Captain Amarinder Singh[Live] ਪੰਜਾਬ ਗਵਰਨਰ ਹਾਊਸ ਵਿਖੇ ਕੇਂਦਰ ਦੇ ਖੇਤੀਬਾੜੀ ਵਿਰੋਧੀ ਆੱਰਡੀਨੈਂਸ ਖਿਲਾਫ਼ ਪਟੀਸ਼ਨ ਦਰਜ ਕਰਨ ਮੌਕੇ। ਪੰਜਾਬ ਇਸ ਆੱਰਡੀਨੈਂਸ ਦਾ ਹਮੇਸ਼ਾ ਵਿਰੋਧ ਕਰਦਾ ਰਹੇਗਾ ਜੋ ਕਿ ਸਾਡੇ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਤੇ ਖੇਤੀਬਾੜੀ ਲਈ ਖ਼ਤਰਨਾਕ ਹੈ। …[Live] From Punjab Governor house to submit our petition against the Central Govt’s anti farmer ordinance. Punjab will speak against this ordinance because it threatens our Agriculture. #PunjabBoldaPosted by Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Earlier on Tuesday, Amarinder flew to Delhi to meet the Punjab Congress, party’s Punjab affairs in-charge Harish Rawat.
Both discussed party issues in the state in the presence of Jakhar. The meeting continued for over an hour.
As per sources, Rawat told the CM that he would visit the state after September 21, after he was told that Punjab was likely to give more relaxations in the restrictions about gatherings by that time.