Chandigarh December 17, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the ‘murder’ of Sant Ram Singh who ended his life in protest against the Modi government’s stubborn stance on the peasant agitation, terming the Union Government as the killer of the saint.
In a statement issued from the party headquarters, in charge Punjab Affairs and MLA (Delhi) Jarnail Singh on Thursday said that the extreme step taken by Sant Ram Singh, a member of the farmers’ movement, was not a suicide but a plain murder at the hand of the Modi government at the Centre.
Jarnail Singh said that the inhuman treatment meted out to the country’s ‘annadata’ by the Modi government was extremely reprehensible. He said that the supreme sacrifice made by Sant Baba Ram Singh for the cause of the farmers would never go in vain, adding that it would prove to be the last nail in the Modi government’s coffin while the community and the countrymen would always remember his supreme sacrifice cause.
The Punjab in charge urged the Modi Government to shun its insensitive stance towards the farmers and immediately accept the demands of the farmers, adding it should not test the patience of the country’s benefactor.
Jarnail Singh said that showing an iota of sympathy to the agitating farmers who were braving extreme winter conditions besides being exposed to mental and physical ailments, the Union Government should immediately announce annulment of the Agriculture Act, by convening a special session of Parliament, to ensure legal guarantee of purchase of all crops at the MSP.
The AAP leader said that so far more than 20 farmers and their supporters, including Sant Baba Ram Singh, had attained martyrdom during the Delhi agitation due to extreme cold, diseases and by accidents, urging the Centre to give up its stubborn attitude and accede to the genuine demands of the farmers.
Jarnail Singh also wanted framing of a special policy by the Central and State Governments to help the aggrieved families of these ‘martyred’ farmers, allowing full debt waiver, a government job to an eligible member of the family and adequate compensation to the families of the victims.