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Chandigarh: The primary day of the two-day particular session of the Punjab meeting, referred to as in view of the farmers’ agitation in opposition to the Narendra Modi authorities’s three new agricultural legal guidelines, noticed dramatic seasons on the Vidhan Sabha Monday.
MLAs of the ruling Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal arrived on the Vidhan Sabha on tractors as an emblem of solidarity with the farmers, whereas Aam Aadmi Get together MLAs got here wearing black overalls and burnt copies of the three Acts outdoors the meeting earlier than the session started.
The farmers have been agitating in opposition to the three central farm payments (now Acts) for over two months, demanding their revocation by the Centre. A laws to counter the legal guidelines is anticipated to be introduced in to the Punjab meeting Tuesday.
Nonetheless, after the session was adjourned for the day, AAP MLAs began an indefinite dharna contained in the meeting corridor, demanding a duplicate of the proposed laws from the Speaker earlier than it’s introduced in Tuesday. The AAP MLAs have determined to take a seat contained in the meeting corridor by way of the night time if their demand shouldn’t be met.
The Akalis too have sat on an indefinite dharna outdoors Punjab Bhawan, which had been declared as an extension of the Vidhan Sabha for the aim of the two-day session. The Akalis are additionally demanding a duplicate of the proposed laws.
What occurred within the meeting
The precise session lasted barely half an hour on Day One, with a lot of the motion happening outdoors.
In the course of the obituary references, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh led the Home in paying homage to the farmers who’ve misplaced their lives in the course of the agitation. These references weren’t within the unique checklist, however have been added on Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal’s request.
Badal additionally bought the title of Shaurya Chakra awardee Balwinder Singh Sandhu added to the obituary references. Sandhu, who had fought the militancy in Punjab, was killed last week by unidentified assailants outdoors his home in Bhikiwind.
The Home was then adjourned for an hour, and when it resumed, the Speaker introduced the official enterprise for the day. Nonetheless, the Akalis then got here to the nicely of the Home, saying no different official work be carried out other than a dialogue on farmers’ points. The AAP MLAs too bought up from their seats and demanded a duplicate of the proposed laws.
After 25 minutes of ruckus, the Speaker adjourned the session for the day.
“The particular meeting session has been referred to as for dialogue on the singular matter of the farmers’ agitation and the three central Acts. This session can’t be handled like the opposite routine classes of the meeting,” SAD MLA Bikram Singh Majithia informed the media.
“The problem of farmers is a very powerful for Punjab and to incorporate it as a subtext to the standard enterprise of the session is an insult to the hundreds of farmers protesting on the streets throughout the state,” he mentioned.
AAP MLA Aman Arora added: “We needed an all-party seminar earlier than the session, wherein farmers would take part and brainstorm. However the Congress is working in essentially the most non-transparent method. We won’t rise up from right here until we get a duplicate of the proposed laws.”
The day gone by, CM Amarinder had referred to as for a frontal assault in opposition to the central farm legislations, and was authorised by his council of ministers to take any legislative/authorized resolution he could deem match to guard the pursuits of the farmers.
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