Farmer issue was a condition before seat adjustments with BJP, says Capt. Amarinder Singh
Former chief minister of Punjab Capt. Amarinder Singh, who announced a new political party, said he backed farmers' cause prior to seat adjustments with the BJP ahead of assembly elections in 2022.
Chandigarh: Former chief minister of Punjab Capt. Amarinder Singh, who announced a new political party, said he backed farmers' cause prior to seat adjustments with the BJP ahead of assembly elections in 2022.
After a prolonged protest by farmer unions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti, announced the repeal of all three controversial agricultural laws. The prime minister said in the Parliament session starting later this month, the union government will complete the constitutional process to repeal these three agricultural laws.
Talking to the media Capt. Amarinder Singh replied that the farmers' issue was a priority for him making a striking political deal with the BJP.
"I had been saying for three months. I had said that the farmers' issue comes first, only then would we have seat adjustment with you", Captain Amarinder Singh told news agency ANI when asked that what would be his next step if his party would go with BJP.
"Every region has its own agriculture. Laws like APMC Act were applicable only to Punjab and maybe Haryana. It had no effect on other states. Punjab reacted more because it would have had more impact on the state. So, they repealed the laws".
Early this month, Singh had announced the name of his party as Punjab Lok Congress, adding that the registration of the party is pending approval with the Election Commission of India (EC). His team of lawyers was working on the process and had applied to the Election Commission of India for registration.