Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday announced that his government will give job to a member of the family of each farmer from the state who died during the agitation against the Centre’s new farm laws. Also Read - Punjab: Night Curfew Imposed in Jalandhar, SBS Nagar, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala | What’s Open, What’s Shut?
Singh said he has received a report that 76 farmers from the state have died so far. Also Read - Farmers To Intensify Protest, Major Nationwide Rail Blockade Planned For March 13
“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. Also Read - Amid Surge in Coronavirus Cases, Govt Rushes Central Health Teams to Maharashtra, Punjab | Key Points
Lots of old people are sitting there at the (Delhi) borders not for themselves but for the future of their children and grandchildren, said Amarinder Singh, adding that we are losing our farmers to the cold every day, with an estimated 76 farmers dying so far .
In addition to the Rs 5 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 CM 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.
(With inputs from PTI)