New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said his government would approach the Supreme Court over the issue of new farm laws.
Talking to reporters here, he also suggested that Pakistan’s spy agency ISI will use farmers’ unrest over the new farm laws and will try to foment trouble in the border state of Punjab.
Amarinder Singh, along with AICC general secretary and Punjab Affairs in-charge Harish Rawat, Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar and others, paid tributes to Shaheed Bhagat Singh on his 113th birth anniversary at Khatkar Kalan village in SBS Nagar district. Amarinder Singh, Rawat and others held a sit-in protest here against the new farm laws.
Addressing the gathering, the CM slammed the Centre for bringing the farm laws, saying they would “destroy” the farming community. “I have said we will take this matter forward. The president has passed these bills and now we will take this matter to the Supreme Court,” Singh said.
Stating that his government would take every possible step to protect the interest of the farming community, he said two advocates from Delhi would be coming here on Tuesday and the matter would be discussed with them. To another question, he said, “The ISI always looks to whom and where it can give guns, bombs and grenades. They have been following it since the beginning. During the last three and half years of our regime, we have arrested around 150 terrorists and seized around 700 weapons.” “There has been peace in Punjab but when you try to take away someone’s food, then won’t he be angry. He becomes the target for ISI. That is why I am saying whatever they have done is anti-national,” Singh added.