Amarinder Singh explained the legislation “a direct and intentional assault” on farmers’ interests (File)
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday stated the state Congress will challenge the Necessary Commodities (Change) Act 2020 in the law court.
He described the legislation “a direct and deliberate attack” by the Centre on the farmers’ interests.
Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed the Necessary Products (Change) Costs, 2020 which looks for to deregulate food items, including cereals, pulses and onion, a move aimed at transforming the farm sector and raising farmers’ earnings.
Riding roughshod over the farmers’ issues, the main federal government, of which the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) is a constituent, has actually enforced a central law on a state subject, hence “deteriorating” the federal structure of the nation, said the CM.
” We will challenge it in court,” he said in a declaration.
Asserting that he will not allow the farmers’ interests to be jeopardized in this “outrageous way”, Mr Singh stated the enactment of the legislation is a step towards the “abolition” of the MSP (minimum assistance cost) regime.
” It is a conspiracy on the part of the BJP-led NDA government to ruin Punjab and its farmers,” he alleged and stated that the Congress will battle this “attack” on the state’s interests tooth and nail.
” The legislation talks of motivating competitors amongst farmers. Do they truly expect poor farmers, who are just taking on themselves for survival every day, to rival huge corporates for securing their interests?” asked the CM.
Keeping in mind that the enactment, along with the other 2 farm regulations that the Centre has actually already tabled in the Lok Sabha, was in line with the recommendations of the Shanta Kumar committee, Mr Singh stated.
The very same committee had also suggested taking apart of the MSP routine. It appears that the NDA federal government is now moving towards the “removal” of the MSP system, he declared.
The CM also handled Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Badal, implicating him of failing to protect the interests of Punjab’s farmers.
Sukhbir and his SAD were plainly a celebration to the “treachery” of the Union government, which has actually paved the way for “taking away” the rights of the farmers, he declared.
” Will you stop the judgment coalition at the Centre?” the CM asked Sukhbir.
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