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Union Government Trying to Suppress the Voice of Farmers as well as Elected Representatives: Preneet Kaur

Denial of Meeting with President is Violation of the Rights of the Elected Representatives

Centre Government’s Indifferent attitude towards the ‘Annadata’ Will Go Down in History in Black Letters

Congress will always Stand by ‘Annadata’

 Patiala, December 24:

Member Parliament from Patiala and former Union Minister of State for External Affairs, Mrs. Preneet Kaur strongly condemned the Union Government for suppressing the voice of farmers as well as elected representatives, calling it as a sheer insult of the entire ‘Annadata’ of the country.

          In a press release issued after her release from Delhi’s Mandir Marg police station, Patiala MP Preneet Kaur said that today Congress Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha members and Central Working Committee members and Youth Congress leaders led by Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi, had scheduled march to the Rashtarpati Bhawan to submit a petition signed by over two crore farmers to the President for repeal of the anti-farmers laws. However, she said in an unprecedented action they were stopped by the Delhi Police out side AICC office.

          She further said that after allowing the three Congress leaders to file the petition, the demand of the rest of the delegation to march up to the gate of Rashtrapati Bhavan, was also denied, which was the brutal murder of democracy.

          Ms. Preneet Kaur said that this indifferent attitude of the Central Government towards the ‘Annadata’ of the country would go down in the annals of history as the most barbaric and condemnable action in the country. “Our Anandata is our pride and we will not sit until their demands are met,” she said. She added that Punjab Congress would never allow these black laws and the anti-farmer plans of the BJP led central government to succeed, which were aimed at destroying the agrarian economy and farmers of the state. She that they would ever stand firmly against the implementation of these draconian laws to save the farmers.

She lauded the efforts of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to set up Helpline 1091 and Police Helpline 112 to provide emergency help to the families of the farmers participating in farmers’ agitation for demanding their rights in spine chilling cold. The state government is standing firmly with the families of ‘Annadata’ who died during the ongoing struggle, she added.

Mrs. Preneet Kaur asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to roll back these black agricultural laws. She said that the sentiments of the farmers who were making the country self reliant from beggars in food production, should be respected and not forced to sit them on dharnas on the roads of Delhi border.