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Doubt locals attacked farmers at Singhu: CM Punjab

Doubt locals attacked farmers at Singhu: CM Punjab

Capt Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister. file photo



Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, January 29

Condemning today’s violence by some miscreants at the Singhu border, Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh urged the Centre to conduct a thorough probe to identify the so-called locals who had purportedly broken through tight security cordons to attack farmers and their property.

“Were they really locals?” asked the Chief Minister, seeking a proper investigation to identify the trouble-makers and ascertain where they came from. “I can’t believe that local people could have turned against the farmers like this. Miscreants might have been brought from other places by vested interests to foment trouble,” he said, adding that locals calling the farmers traitors was not something he could believe to be true.

Govt scanning FIRs on union leaders

Sources in the government said the Congress government was examining the FIR slapped on the farm leaders. Meanwhile, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee has offered legal aid to farmer leaders who have been named in FIRs registered by the Delhi Police, provided the leaders agree to the offer.

Calling for an immediate end to the vilification campaign launched against farmers in the wake of the Red Fort violence, the Chief Minister warned that maligning the farmers in this manner could lower the morale of the armed forces, 20 per cent comprised

Punjabis. Spreading false information against the farmers could create divisions, which could cause problems for Punjab, he warned, urging the media to handle the situation properly and sensitively.

AAP, Cong complicit, alleges Chugh

BJP national general secretary Tarun Chugh has condemned CM Capt Amarinder Singh for demanding action against the Delhi Police. Condemning the Republic Day violence, Chugh said the AAP, Congress and other parties also stood exposed by their direct and indirect support to the farmer unions.

“What is happening and what happened at Singhu today is what Pakistan wants,” said Capt Amarinder, pointing out that he had been warning for a long time that Pakistan would try to exploit the unrest over the farm laws to disturb Punjab’s peace.

Asserting that his sympathies, and those of his government and party, were with the farmers, the Chief Minister said every farmer in the country has his/her heart at Delhi’s borders at present.


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