With a motive to gain the vote share of farmers in the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections 2022, the Congress party had been going round the clock to instigate farmers against the ruling government. Amarinder Singh also fueled the farmers’ protest as well to attack the central government. However, it looks like the protests have now come to bite the Punjab Chief Minister.
‘Do not ruin Punjab’: Captain Amarinder Singh
Notably, at an event in the Hoshiarpur district of Punjab on Monday, Chief Minister Amarinder asserted, “I just have one thing to say to farmers- tell your brothers, sisters and whosoever is protesting to not ruin Punjab. You do whatever you want to in Delhi, build pressure on them, force them to give in to your demands but don’t do all this here. I understand you are protesting in Delhi and Haryana, but why are you protesting here? We always supported you. Please leave the protests sites now.”
‘Amarinder instigated the farmers’: Anil Vij
Hitting out at Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s statement, Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij said that it was ‘irresponsible’ and it proves that the chief minister instigated the farmers.
Mr Vij took to Twitter to slam Punjab CM and tweeted, “Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh ji telling farmers to do whatever they want in Haryana or Delhi and don’t do it in Punjab is a very irresponsible statement. This proves that Amarinder Singh has done the work of instigating the farmers.”
पंजाब के CM अमरिंदर सिंह का किसानों को कहना कि हरियाणा, दिल्ली में जाकर जो मर्जी करो, पंजाब में मत करो, बहुत गैर जिम्मेदाराना है। इसका मतलब है कि तुम पड़ोसी राज्य हरियाणा,दिल्ली की शांति भंग करना चाहते हो।इसका मतलब किसानों को उकसाने का काम उन्होंने ही किया है:हरियाणा के गृहमंत्री pic.twitter.com/1fzjTQJdu3
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He further added, “The statement was very irresponsible. It means that you (Amarinder Singh) want to disrupt the peace of your neighbouring states of Haryana and Delhi. It also means that he is the one who instigated them (farmers). His statement also proves that the farmers’ protest is a protest sponsored by Amarinder Singh.”
How Amarinder Singh fueled the farmers’ protests?
Earlier this year, over 20,000 protesting farmers moved towards Tikri Border from different parts of Punjab, thereby blocking the highways. Despite the surge in Covid cases in the country, Chief Minister did not prevent farmers from going to Delhi and was more inclined towards maintaining silence.
“People in Punjab are still not coming out in large numbers for vaccination due to the massive anger prevailing against the Government of India on the issue of farm laws. This anger is impacting the vaccination drive,” said Captain Amarinder Singh during a video conference with Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
However, what can be perceived as a shift in narrative, Amarinder Singh, who once was defending farmers’ protest, is now requesting the farmers to leave Punjab. Now it seems that the CM of Punjab has recognised that the farmers’ protest is nothing but well-planned propaganda to create chaos in the nation.