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Rahul Gandhi to lead Congress MPs delegation to President on farmers’ issues: Preneet Kaur

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Patiala, December 23, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)
Former Union Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Preneet Kaur who represents the parliamentary constituency, Patiala, in Lok Sabha, said here today that all the Congress MPs led by Rahul Gandhi would meet President of India, tomorrow (Thursday) at Rashtarpati Bhawan to impress upon him for repealing of the anti-farmers’ laws.

She was interacting with the media after attending the antim ardas of a young farmer Gurpreet Singh (22), who had passed away a few days back, at Village Sapherra, near Patiala.

Making a strong appeal to PM Narendra Modi, Mrs Kaur said that the former should take the call of agitating farmers seriously. As they have apprehensions regarding the new farm laws, the Government of India should come forward to repeal these anti farmer laws without any condition.

She said that as Punjab farmers have made the country self reliant in production of food grains so in return the Union Government should accede to their demands of repealing of laws.

Terming the demand of repealing the new farm laws genuine and reasonable, she said when all the farmers were vying for the same in spine chilling cold waves then the Union Government should not behaved as adamantly. In fact, we should respect the ‘Annadata’ (food growers) she added.

MP Patiala who was here to express solidarity with families of deceased farmers who have lost their lives during a road accident in Haryana, few days back when they were on their way back to home (Village Sapherra) on tractor-trolley.

In this accident, two farmers, one Labh Singh (68) and another Gurpreet Singh (22) were killed while five others, Kulwant Singh, Hardev Singh, Sarpanch Narinder Singh, Harwinder Singh and Gurmail Singh got injured. She also visited the family of deceased farmer Labh Singh besides enquiring well being of the injured farmers at the residence of Kulwant Singh.

Member of Parliament, Mrs. Preneet Kaur said that as a mark of respect and solidarity with the families of the deceased farmers, Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh has already sanctioned an ex-gratia grant of Rs 5 lakh each besides 50,000 to injured farmers.

She reiterated that Captain Amarinder Singh led the Punjab Government and all the Punjabis stood firmly with the farmers as their demands were legitimate and in the interest of larger interests of the farming community.

She was accompanied by senior congress leader Harinderpal Singh Harry Mann, Patiala Market Committee Chairman Ratinderpal Singh Ricky Mann, Chairman Block Samiti Sanaur Ashwani Batta, Vice Chairman Bhunnerheri Block Samiti Aman Ranjit Singh Raina, Block President Gurmeet Singh Bittu and Maninder Singh Franswala.

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