AAP observes ‘black day’ on completion of one year of farm laws
Chandigarh, Sep 17 (PTI): Punjab’s main opposition party AAP observed black day on Friday on the completion of one year of enactment of three farm laws.
The Aam Aadmi Party also held candle marches in districts across the state, including Bathinda, Mansa, Sangrur, Barnala, Pathankot, Ferozepur, Jalandhar, Amritsar and Hoshiarpur, to pay tributes to the farmers, who died during the ongoing agitation against the farm legislations.
In a statement here, AAP MLA Kultar Singh Sandhwan said there was resentment among farmers across the country against the black farm laws enacted by the Narendra Modi-led central government.
The farmers have been protesting against these laws for the last several months, he said.
On September 17, 2020, the three black agriculture Bills were passed in parliament, he added.
The AAP leader demanded that one member of the family of each farmer, who died during the agitation, should be given a government job and waiver of any outstanding loan.
Expressing dissatisfaction over the policy of the Punjab government to provide jobs to every member of about 200-250 families, Sandhwan described the number as too low.
He said the Punjab government should take correct figures from the farmer organisations, so that all about 650 families get benefits under the policy.