Open Kartarpur corridor: Amarinder

Why not listen to farmers, asks Centre

Open Kartarpur corridor: Amarinder

Capt Amarinder Singh at Gurdwara Sri Ber Sahib in Sultanpur Lodhi. PTI

Deepkamal Kaur

Tribune News Service

Sultanpur Lodhi, November 30

The Centre should open the Indian side of the Kartarpur corridor, Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh said today. He was speaking on the sidelines of the 551st Parkash Purb celebrations here. “I don’t know why the Centre is not opening the Kartarpur corridor. I can’t say if it has anything to do with Covid. However, now that everything has been reopened and Pakistan has opened its side of the corridor, India should do likewise,” he emphasised.

Says Guv sitting on farm Bills, has no business doing so

On PM Narendra Modi continuing to insist the recent three farm laws would benefit the farmers, Captain said, “The PM has been maintaining this stand from the very beginning. That is why we passed Bills in the Assembly to subvert the central laws. But the Governor is sitting on these Bills. He has no business doing so. The Bills are lying in Raj Bhavan whereas his job is to send these to the President.”

On the standoff between the Centre and farmers, he replied, “I would like it to end. Farmers across the country, including Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttarakhand, are agitating. Why does the government not listen to them?” Asked if his Haryana counterpart ML Khattar had stopped the farmers at the Centre’s behest, he said: “I don’t know what Khattar is doing. He is talking rubbish and making unnecessary statements”.

Capt Amarinder Singh, who was accompanied by his wife Preneet Kaur, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Sunil Jakhar and Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu, paid obeisance at Gurdwara Ber Sahib in Sultanpur Lodhi.

The CM later visited a government school where he laid the foundation stone for six projects to be completed at a cost of Rs 40.75 crore.

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