All-Party Meet Demands Withdrawal Of Farm Laws By Centre
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh at the all-party meeting. (Source: Amarinder Sing/ Twitter)

All-Party Meet Demands Withdrawal Of Farm Laws By Centre


An all-party meeting convened by Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday demanded immediate withdrawal of the three farm laws while holding the central government responsible for the substantial delay in resolving the crisis.

Terming the violence during the tractor rally on Republic Day in Delhi as sponsored, the meeting also demanded a judicial probe into the laxity and complicity of those responsible for maintaining peace at the Red Fort.

The meeting also decided to send an an all-party delegation to Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and raise the issue along with other matters relating to the farmers' agitation.

While the BJP boycotted the meeting, the Aam Aadmi Party walked out over their demand for the deployment of the Punjab police personnel to protect farmers protesting at Delhi borders.

The Congress, Shiromani Akali Dal, Lok Insaaf Party, SAD (Democratic), BSP, CPI and CPI (M) attended the meeting, a government release said.

Also read: Delhi Fortifies Borders, Arrests Dozens as Farm Protests Simmer

Amarinder Singh had called the meeting to evolve a consensus on the way forward on the issue of the farm laws and the farmers' agitation.

Representatives of all parties appreciated the position taken by the farmers' unions and the meeting passed a resolution to this effect.

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