Chandigarh: The Punjab farmers have decided to complete lift their rail blockade from Monday – November 23, to allow all goods and passenger trains, in response to an impassioned appeal by CM at a meeting with Kisan Unions.
Punjab, the CM’s media adviser Raveen Thukral tweeted. “The decision was taken in response to the impassioned appeal by the chief minister at a meeting with kisan (farmer) unions,” he said.
BREAKING: Punjab farmers to completely lift their rail blockade from Monday (November 23) to allow all goods & passenger trains, in response to impassioned appeal by CM @capt_amarinder at meeting with Kisan Unions.— Raveen Thukral (@RT_MediaAdvPbCM) November 21, 2020
“The kisan unions will allow the resumption of all trains from day after tomorrow (Monday) evening. There will be no hampering of operations for 15 days during which the central government should open talks. If talks don’t happen in a fortnight then the agitation will resume after 15 days,” the government spokesman said.
Soon after the announcement, the Chief Minister urged the central government to reciprocate by restoring all train services in the state, and also to hold further talks with the farmer representatives to resolve the crisis over the Farm Laws.
Had a fruitful meeting with Kisan Unions. Happy to share that starting 23rd Nov night, Kisan Unions have decided to end rail blockades for 15 days. I welcome this step since it will restore normalcy to our economy. I urge Central Govt to resume rail services to Punjab forthwith. pic.twitter.com/shmIZPHFR0— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) November 21, 2020