AAP to hold candle march in Punjab on Sept 17 for martyred farmers

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Chandigarh, September 16

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will pay tribute to the martyr farmers by holding candle marches across Punjab on Friday in protest against the three black agricultural laws and will observe September 17 as ‘Black Day’. In a statement issued from the party headquarters here on Thursday, AAP MLA and Kisan Wing state president Kultar Singh Sandhwan said that there was resentment among the farmers across the country against the black farm laws made by the Narendra Modi-led central government and in protest against them, the farmers had been on protest across the country for a year and were making sacrifices.

Sandhwan said only with the consent of the present Captain government in Punjab, the Modi government at the centre had made all three black agriculture laws and economically ruined agriculture, farmers and all other dependent sections. “PM Narendra Modi along with Captain Amarinder Singh and Parkash Singh Badal are equally responsible for this destruction,” he added. Sandhwan said on September 17, 2020, all three black agriculture bills were passed in the Lok Sabha; hence this day will be observed as ‘Black Day’. After this, it was passed in the Rajya Sabha on September 20, 2020.

Since that time, the farmers of the country have been struggling to get the three black farm laws repealed by holding dharnas across the country, he asserted. Kultar Singh Sandhwan said in this time period of one year, more than 600 farmers who opposed these black laws have attained martyrdom. “The farmers have made it clear to the Captain government in the state and the Modi government at the centre that they will not lift the dharna, till the agriculture laws are not repealed. The central government along with the Captain government in Punjab has cheated the farmers,” he said.

The AAP leader further said that the farmers who entrusted the responsibility of their security to Captain Amarinder Singh and his party, the same Congress government along with the central government have betrayed the ‘annadatas’. Sandhwan said the AAP stands firmly on every front with the farmers and the farmer leaders of Punjab along with Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and other states.

On the Akali Dal Badal observing the Black Day on September 17, Kultar Singh Sandhwan said, “The Badal and company should observe the Black Day with the soot of remorse on their face, because they have contributed in bringing the black farm laws. If Harsimrat Kaur Badal as the Union Minister had not signed the ordinances, the black day of farmers would never have dawned.”

Box: May God bestows wisdom on Modi: AAP

The AAP congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his birthday on September 17 and prayed for his long life. The AAP also wished that God bestows on Modi the wisdom; so that instead of a few corporate houses, he is dedicated to the ‘annadatas’ and common people of the country. Kultar Singh Sandhwan said by strengthening democratic values and keeping positive thinking towards the country’s annadatas and common man, Prime Minister Narendra Modi should abandon his stubbornness and repeal the black agricultural laws. “The spirit of dictator Hitler has entered the Prime Minister. That’s why he has strayed from the path of democracy. If the Prime Minister could not work in the public interest with democratic values; it may so not happen that the country starts celebrating his birthday as Black Day,” he added.

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