Punjab’s a number of farmers’ our bodies on Wednesday rejected the Union agriculture division’s invitation for a gathering over the brand new farm legal guidelines, saying they won’t discuss to anyone lower than the Union agriculture minister over the problem.
The agitating farmers’ our bodies, rejected the invitation for talks from the Union agriculture secretary, saying an officer doesn’t have to inform them if these legal guidelines are helpful for farmers.
“The invite for talks ought to come from the Union agriculture minister,” mentioned Buta Singh Burjgill, the president of Bhartiya Kisan Union (Dakunda).
The farmers’ organisations additionally rejected Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s enchantment to them to ease their “rail roko” agitation to permit items trains to cross by means of the state, a call which termed as “regrettable” by the Chief Minister.
The farmers’ our bodies additionally gave an ultimatum to the chief minister to convene a particular session of the Punjab meeting for passing a decision to reject these farm-related legal guidelines inside per week in any other case, they mentioned, they’d gherao Congress leaders and authorities representatives.
The chief minister, nonetheless, asserted that his authorities can’t be compelled to take hasty steps by ultimatums.
Completely different farmers’ our bodies have been holding state-wide protests towards the brand new farm legal guidelines.
The farmers’ organisations rejected the Centre’s invite to speak to it saying an officer doesn’t have to inform them if the three central legal guidelines are helpful for them.
“We reject the a call for participation for a gathering coming from an officer (secretary) of the Agriculture Division. We aren’t going to speak to any officer. We’re prepared for talks offered a correct and written invitation comes from the Central authorities,” mentioned a consultant of a farmers’ organisation.
Farmers mentioned a secretary-rank officer of the Union Agriculture Division had invited 5 to 6 farmers’ leaders to take part in a “convention to deal with their considerations” on October 8 at Delhi.
“If an officer needs to inform us about the advantages of those legal guidelines, we’re not going to listen to it as we all know these legislations are towards the farming neighborhood,” mentioned Jagmohan Singh, normal secretary of Bhartiya Kisan Union (Dakunda).
When requested about Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s enchantment to ease their “rail-roko” stir, farmers’ leaders mentioned they’d proceed with it.
“We’re farmers and we all know farming practices very nicely. We all know
when DAP or urea is required,” one other farmers’ chief mentioned.
“Electrical energy is being bought from exterior and the paddy sowing season is already over,” he added.
Farmers, nonetheless, mentioned they’d take into account the Chief Minister’s enchantment within the subsequent assembly on October 15.
In the meantime, Chief Minister Singh regretted the farmers’ resolution to not heed his enchantment to permit god trains to cross by means of the state.
“It’s regrettable as by not enjoyable their agitation, these organisations have been damaging the pursuits of the farmers in addition to the state,” the chief minister rued.
“The state authorities urgently wants to move foodgrain, coal, fertilizer and petroleum on precedence, in addition to lifting the paddy grain from the mandis,” he identified, urging the farmers’ unions to not endanger the farmers’ curiosity by their resolution.
The Chief Minister, in an announcement, mentioned if the present shares of wheat and rice weren’t lifted from the godowns, there could be no storage capability left for the subsequent harvest.
He famous that the state’s coal shares have been essential, and if not replenished quickly, there could be extreme energy shortages, which might hamper the wheat sowing operations.
Amarinder Singh additionally identified that with fertilizer shares working low, potato sowing would even be adversely affected.
With blockades at petrol stations, oil circulation was additionally getting affected, which might affect the motion of tractors and the farming produce, mentioned the Chief Minister.
The Chief Minister additionally rejected the one-week ultimatum of the farmers” unions for holding a particular meeting session to negate the farm legal guidelines, saying he’ll do what he feels is important for the farmers’ curiosity.
Whereas he had already mentioned he could be calling a particular session of the Vidhan Sabha to herald vital modification Payments, issuing ultimatums shouldn’t be the way in which to power a authorities into taking hasty steps, the CM mentioned.
The Unions’ menace to gherao his residence or the homes of the state ministers and Congress leaders wouldn’t power him into taking any resolution which can ultimately become detrimental to the pursuits of farmers, he mentioned.