Forward of a two-day particular meeting session to counter the Union authorities’s farm legal guidelines, protests continued in Punjab immediately with farmers from Sangrur district surrounding a Congress MP and demanding his resignation from the Lok Sabha in solidarity with the protesters.
Faridkot MP and Punjabi singer Mohammad Siddiq’s automotive was passing by way of a protest website in Sangrur when some farmers began shouting slogans and blocked the car round midday on Sunday.
They gheraoed the MP sitting contained in the automotive and began asking him questions.
The protest was live-streamed on Fb.
Within the video, the parliamentarian is requested by the protesters to resign from Lok Sabha towards the farm payments. “Why do not you assist us and resign from the Lok Sabha and be a part of our protest? Farmers who’ve died throughout the ongoing protest must be given financial help,” mentioned one protester.
Mr Siddiq responded: “What occurs if I resign? That is what PM Narendra Modi desires that all the Congress resigns from the parliament.”
The MP tried to pacify the agitating farmers and however needed to go away the protest website amid sloganeering.
On Friday, one other Congress MLA, Amrinder Singh Raja Warring, additionally confronted protests by farmers who confirmed him black flags throughout a go to to his celebration employee’s home in his personal constituency.
After the farmers in Punjab demanded that the state authorities convene a particular meeting session and go a legislation to negate the legal guidelines, a two-day session has been known as from tomorrow.
The opposition events, together with the Congress, have been protesting the three farm sector legal guidelines, alleging these are “anti-farmer measures” and can “destroy” the agriculture sector.
The federal government has, nevertheless, asserted the brand new legal guidelines will free farmers from the clutches of intermediary and permit them to promote their produce anyplace they need at a remunerative worth.
Over the previous a number of days, farmers have been blocking rail tracks, laid siege to toll plazas, gas pumps, purchasing malls and staged sit-ins outdoors the residences of a number of BJP leaders within the state.
The farmers have been demanding that the three farm legal guidelines handed by parliament not too long ago be repealed. They’ve expressed apprehension that the brand new legal guidelines will pave a manner for the dismantling of the minimal assist worth system, leaving them on the “mercy” of massive corporates.