Press Reporter News Service
Chandigarh, February 21
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday rejected as ‘misinterpretation’ the media assertion quoting him on extension of the proposed suspension of the farm legal guidelines, saying it was mischievously taken out of context to provide the incorrect impression on his stance.
The message sought to be communicated from his interview was completely incorrect, as was evident from the remainder of his assertion on the difficulty, stated the Chief Minister, allaying the apprehensions of some Kisan leaders that he was making an attempt to intervene of their agitation.
At the same time as he categorically dominated out any interference, and even direct mediation except sought by either side, Captain Amarinder stated he had categorically acknowledged within the stated interview that “from what I perceive is that a number of the farmers are agreeable to the legal guidelines being placed on maintain for 18 months however could go as much as 24 months.”
He was additionally on document as stating in the identical interview that an prolonged interval for placing the legal guidelines on maintain continued to be in lively discussions (between the federal government and Kisan Unions), he added.
The Chief Minister stated his assertion was clearly in reference to the suggestions or inputs obtained on the difficulty from sure Farmer Unions, which was taken out of context and offered as his private suggestion for a compromise. As a substitute of being put within the context of his full assertion, this specific level (on 24 months’ suspension of the Farm Legal guidelines) was performed up as a separate communication, he stated, terming it as factually incorrect.
Whereas he maintained that an early decision was crucial to the protection of Punjab, which had witnessed a surge in smuggling of weapons into the state from throughout the border up to now 5-6 months, the Chief Minister asserted that he, and his authorities, continues to face with the farmers on the difficulty.
He identified that even in his speech submitted to Niti Aayog for circulation at Saturday’s assembly had categorically underscored the necessity for “pressing decision” of the present agitation “to the satisfaction of the protesting farmers by addressing all their grievances.”
It’s the farmers who need to determine what’s of their curiosity and to what extent they’re prepared to compromise, if in any respect, on their demand for repeal of the Farm Legal guidelines, stated the Chief Minister.
He reiterated his stand that the Central Authorities mustn’t stand on status on the difficulty and ought to be prepared to revoke the legislations to search out an efficient, long-term resolution to the issue.
Captain Amarinder expressed shock at Niti Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar’s declare that nobody spoke concerning the farm legal guidelines within the sixth governing council assembly held yesterday.
Although he couldn’t personally attend the digital convention owing to ill-health, his speech, which was submitted to the Niti Aayog on Thursday, had clearly highlighted the difficulty.
Not solely had he reiterated his authorities’s stand that Agriculture is a State topic and law-making on it ought to be left to the States within the true spirit of “cooperative federalism”, he had additional underscored, in black and white, the necessity to resolve the farmers’ points on pressing foundation, Captain Amarinder famous, categorically and unequivocally rejecting the declare of the Niti Aayog VC as false and baseless.
The Chief Minister asserted that his, and his authorities’s, stand on the Farm Legal guidelines had been constant all by, at each discussion board, and the state modification Payments, handed within the Vidhan Sabha, have been an endorsement of the identical. It was unlucky that the Governor was sitting over these Payments as a substitute of forwarding them to the President for assent, he stated.