Bathinda: Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi criticized the Centre’s agricultural laws.
Bathinda: Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi handed over government job appointment letters to the families of two farmers who lost their lives during the agitation against the Centre’s agricultural laws. An official statement said the Chief Minister along with Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa visited the house of agricultural laborer Sukhpal Singh (30) in Bathinda’s Mandi Kalan village and handed over the appointment letter of government job to his elder brother Nath Singh.Also Read – Bharat Bandh: ‘Bharat Bandh’ of farmers on Monday, Congress made this appeal to its workers and leaders
Sukhpal Singh became unwell during a farmers’ sit-in at Delhi’s Tikri border and was being treated at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh, where he died on March 31 this year. Expressing gratitude to the Chief Minister, Nath Singh said that as announced by the Punjab Government, the family has already received financial assistance of Rs.5 lakh, which is being used for the repair of their old house. Also Read – Punjab Cabinet Expansion: Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi expanded the cabinet, many new faces got a place in the cabinet
The Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister also handed over the appointment letter to Gurmail Singh of Chauke village in Rampura tehsil of Bathinda, the statement said. Gurmail’s only son Jashanpreet Singh (18) died at the Tikri border in January this year. Channi said that the state government is committed to help the families in this hour of crisis. Also Read – In Uttar Pradesh, the purchase price of sugarcane increased per quintal, now know the price
The Chief Minister said, “These farmers, agricultural laborers sacrificed their lives during the agitation against the harsh agricultural laws.” The toiling farmers of the state, who have made India self-sufficient in food production, are on the roads.
Channi said that these laws will not be implemented in the state. He said that the Punjab Assembly has already rejected these laws as their main objective is to ruin the farmers. Meanwhile, the Chief Minister on Sunday announced that every cotton cultivator who is suffering losses due to the pest ‘pink bollworm’ will be given compensation by the government.