Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday attacked the Centre over the contentious farm acts and said that “buring of tractor shows public anger”. Singh, who holding a sit-in at Khatkar Kalan, the ancestral village of freedom fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh, was referring to the burning of tractor by Congress workers near India Gate in New Delhi.
“If I have a tractor and I set it on fire, why should it bother anyone else?” he said.
Slamming the Centre over the bills, Singh said that the former has no right to bring in a law on agriculture as it was a state subject, adding that they will challenge the legislation in the court. He added that his government will also move the Supreme Court against the three contentious farm bills passed by the Parliament last week.
Singh further said that Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI may take advantage of the present situation. “ISI looks for people they can easily arm with guns & grenades. In last 3 yrs, we’ve held over 150 terrorists. Everything in Punjab was peaceful. But when your bread & butter is snatched, won’t you be furious? They become a target of ISI. What govt did is anti-national,” news agency ANI quoted Singh as saying.