Punjab's new CM calls emergency meeting on farmers' issues

The Council of Ministers passed a resolution expressing solidarity with the farmers and their demands.

Punjab's new Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on late Monday convened an emergency meeting of fresh re-constituted Council of Ministers in view of the 'Bharat Bandh' call given by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha to protest against the three farm laws.
 
The Council of Ministers passed a resolution expressing solidarity with the farmers and their demands. Terming the farm laws as anti-farmers and anti-food security, Channi said these laws are a potent threat to the livelihood of farmers and their future generations.
 
Making a firm resolve, the CM said that the earlier resolutions passed by the State Assembly in support of the state’s farmers' demand to repeal these black laws should be conceded by the Government of India forthwith without any further delay.
 
Notably, the state government had earlier also categorically reiterated its commitment to the Resolutions passed by the Punjab Vidhan Sabha on August 28, 2020 and October 20, 2020, emphasizing that all the genuine demands of the farmers must be accepted and urging the Government of India to “repeal the Farm Laws as Agriculture is a State Subject under the Constitution of India, and to make MSP a statutory right.”

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