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Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday wrote a letter to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh demanding to work on the demands of the farmers. These include the demand to quash the fake FIRs registered against the farmers during the agitation. Sidhu said that the Congress stands with the farmers’ movement against the agricultural laws at every level. He told the state government, ‘we should do more’ and ‘the three black laws should not be allowed to be implemented in Punjab at any cost’.
Sidhu wrote to the chief minister two days after meeting representatives of 32 agricultural organisations. The representatives had raised their demands during the meeting. In a letter to the Chief Minister, Sidhu said, “It is requested that you pay attention to the demands raised in the meeting called by the 32 farmer unions and take necessary action.” Sidhu said the farmer leaders demanded quashing of the “unjust and unjustified” FIRs registered against farmers unions due to cases of violence during the agitation in the state.
‘Amarinder Sarkar fought the injustice of the Center’
Sidhu said that the Congress and the state government have extended support to the farmers agitating against the central agriculture laws. “Still some FIRs have been registered due to untoward incidents,” Sidhu said. He said that the government may set up a unit to consider each case on compassionate grounds and quash all unfair cases. Referring to the farmers’ fear of the Center asking for information about land records before crop procurement, Sidhu urged the state government to fight against the Centre’s injustice. Sidhu said, ‘I personally believe that this is unfair.’ He said that for decades there has been no division of land in many parts of the state.