Punjab CM Amarinder Singh calls farmers for talks today amid stir. The farmers are up in arms against three farm laws passed in Parliament. They say these laws are a deterrent to their interest. The farm unions are expecting that Amarinder Singh will press for opening of toll plazas. As a number of them are on state highways and the state government is incurring heavy losses.
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh has invited leaders of farm unions for a meeting on Saturday. That is to resolve ongoing standoff over stoppage of passenger trains by the trade unions in the state. The farmers are up in arms against three farm laws passed in Parliament. They say these laws are a deterrent to their interest.
Since October 7, the Centre has imposed restrictions on movement of freight trains asking the unions to allow movement of passenger trains. If they want the goods trains to run in the state. The invitation was sent to the leaders of all 31 farm bodies in the state. People aware of the matter said the chief minister was keen to resolve the standoff.
“We are hopeful of resolving the standoff. I am sure they will show regards towards the CM’s initiative by resolving the matter.” said minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa. He is a part of three-member ministers committee to talk to protesting farm unions. He has also sought appointment from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and union home minister Amit Shah.