Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday moved a resolution in the state assembly against the farm laws enacted by the Centre recently. The resolution mentioned that the three laws were “anti-farmer”.
Amarinder Singh then introduced three bills to counter the Centre’s farm laws on the second day of a special assembly session.
Singh introduced the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Special Provisions and Punjab Amendment Bill 2020, the Essential Commodities (Special Provisions and Punjab Amendment) Bill 2020, and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services (Special Provisions and Punjab Amendment) Bill 2020.
Meanwhile, Aam Aadmi Party objected to the Bills and staged a protest in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha for introducing the bills without the MLAs being given time to go through them.
President Ram Nath Kovind last month gave assent to three farm bills which have now become laws including – The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020, and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill 2020.
Farmers in Punjab are up in arms against the Centre’s farm laws.