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My heart is with farmers on Republic Day: Amarinder

Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said the Centre had deliberately kept Punjab out of the high-powered committee initially as they knew that the voices of protest would rise from here, and declared that “these voices will continue to rise” till the farmers’ interests are secured.

Punjab was included in the committee only after he personally wrote to the Centre on the issue, said the Chief Minister, making it clear that neither he nor his government was ever asked or consulted about the Farm Laws.

Appealing to the Prime Minister to fulfil the demands of the agitating farmers, who are sitting at Delhi’s borders for the past two months, the Chief Minister said the Farm Laws are “completely wrong as they are against federalism since Agriculture is a State subject under Schedule 7 of the Indian Constitution.”

Hoping that the Tractor March of the farmers today passes off as peacefully as their agitation so far has been, the Chief Minister said: “old farmers are sitting at the borders of the national capital not for themselves but for their children and the future generations.” Declaring that his government was with the farmers, he said, “Be peaceful, and the country is with you.” He noted that 122 MPs in the UK had spoken in favour of the farmers and other countries had also supported the protests as the farmers had been peaceful all along.

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