Amarinder invites agitating farmers for meetingNovember 21, 2020 00:09
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has invited protesting farmers for a meeting on Saturday, a day after seeking the Union government's support to create a "congenial environment" for ending their prolonged agitation against the the Centre's new farm laws.
"The farmers' bodies have been invited for a meeting by the chief minister in Chandigarh. In this regard, we have kept a meeting at Kisan Bhavan here on Saturday and whatever will be the consensus regarding the chief minister's invitation in that meet we will act accordingly," said Bharat Kisan Union (Dakaunda) state general secretary, Jagmohan Singh on Friday.
With farmers refusing to allow movement of passenger trains in the state, Amarinder Singh had on Thursday urged the Centre to show magnanimity and not link restoration of freight services with movement of passenger trains.
Singh had also urged the Union government to support his government in creating a congenial environment for ending the prolonged farmers' agitation, which had grave repercussions for the state and the nation.
The deadlock between protesting farmers and the Railways continued over the issue of resumption of trains.
Punjab farmers' bodies on Wednesday had said that they would consider allowing passenger trains to run in the state if the Centre starts running the goods trains first.