Jobs for farmer martyrs’ family members: Punjab government

Amarinder Singh

Chennai: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh announced job for a member of the family of each farmer from the state who died during the agitation against the Centre’s new farm laws.

Amarinder said he has received a report that 76 farmers from the state have died so far.

“All Punjabis are concerned about our farmers sitting on the Delhi borders. They are there to persuade the Centre to repeal that laws that were implemented without taking us into confidence,” he said.

In addition to the Rs five lakh compensation being given to the families of the dead farmers, his government will also give job to a member of their family, he added during the 20th edition of his Facebook Live #AskCaptain session.

The Chief Minister also slammed the Shiromani Akali Dal and AAP for spreading ‘lies’ over the farm laws and dubbed the Centre’s refusal to repeal them as ‘inhuman’.

Farmers from Punjab and Haryana have been camping at Delhi’s borders for several weeks, demanding the repeal of the farm laws and a legal guarantee on the minimum support price for crops. “We are with farmers and will stand by them,” he said in a statement.

On the National Investigation Agency notices to some farmers and supporters of the agitation, the Chief Minister said it was a ‘wrong step’ and he would be writing soon to the Union Home Minister over it.

Even the Khalsa Aid, a humanitarian NGO which is working across the globe, has not been spared, said the Chief Minister.


NT Bureau