Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh has created controversy after he instigated farmer unions to agitate in the National Capital instead of the State.
He told farmer unions to stop protesting in Punjab and, instead, “focus on other parts of India”. The chief minister said the ongoing protests at 113 places in the state were impacting economic development.
After laying the foundation stone of Government College, Mukhilana, in Hoshiarpur, he was heard saying “If the farmers were stopped in Punjab, they would not have reached the Singhu and Tikri borders. You do whatever you want in Haryana and Delhi but why are you causing loss to Punjab? This is seriously affecting the state’s development”
His comments come in stark contrast as he has supported the farmers’ cause since they began their stir last year.
While Amarinder Singh could be seen worried about the state’s massive economic losses, he seems to be fine with farmer protestors hampering the economic development of the nation.
Haryana home minister Anil Vij also hit back on Singh, saying it had now been proven that the Punjab government was “instigating" farmers.
Vij in his tweet said, “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.”