‘Not afraid to quit’: Punjab CM moves bills to counter Centre’s farm laws

Video Credit: HT Digital Content
Published on October 20, 2020 - Duration: 01:48s

‘Not afraid to quit’: Punjab CM moves bills to counter Centre’s farm laws

The Punjab Assembly on Tuesday unanimously passed four bills and adopted a resolution against the Centre’s farm laws.

The Bills were passed after an over five-hour discussion, in which BJP MLAs did not take part.

The BJP has two legislators in the assembly.

The Opposition SAD, AAP, and Lok Insaaf MLAs backed the legislations.

The state government's legislative counter provides for imprisonment of not less than three years and a fine for sale or purchase of wheat or paddy under a farming agreement below the minimum support price.

The provisions exempt farmers from the attachment of land up to 2.5 acres and provide for the prevention of hoarding and black marketing of agricultural produce.

Watch the video for more details.

You are here

💡 newsR Knowledge: Other News Mentions

Bharatiya Janata Party

Indian political party
A nationwide strike by trade unions in protest against the BJP-led Centre's economic policies on Thursday hit normal life in Kerala, parts of West Bengal, Assam..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 7 hours ago

Related news from verified sources

"I am not afraid of resigning. I am not afraid if my government is dismissed. But I will not let the farmers suffer or be ruined," the Punjab CM said while...
on October 20, 2020 • IndiaTimes

Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday moved a resolution in the state assembly against the contentious farm laws enacted by the Centre recently. The...
on October 20, 2020 • IndiaTimes

Related videos from verified sources

Amarinder Singh, ML Khattar in war of words; farmers halt at Panipat toll plaza 04:05
Video credit: HT Digital Content - Published 6 hours ago 

'Delhi Chalo' march: 'Stopping protesters is going against freedom of speech', says Punjab CM 01:44
Video credit: ANI - Published 8 hours ago 

Farmers laud new agriculture reforms 03:07
Video credit: ANI - Published 13 hours ago 

You might like