Chandigarh: On the appeal of the Punjab government, the farmers have agreed to stop the 'Rail Roko Andolan' for 15 days. However, he said that if the demands are not met, he will protest again. A meeting of farmer organizations was held with Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh in which this decision has been taken. CM has welcomed this decision. Due to the farmer movement, the movement of passenger trains and goods trains has been completely closed for the last 52 days.
Amarinder Singh tweeted, “There was a meaningful meeting with the farmer unions. It is a pleasure to share that from the night of 23 November, the Farmers Union has decided to end the rail barriers for 15 days. I welcome this step because it will restore normalcy to our economy. I urge the Central Government to resume rail services for Punjab. “
Had a fruitful meeting with Kisan Unions. Happy to share that starting 23rd Nov night, Kisan Unions have decided to end rail blockades for 15 days. I welcome this step since it will restore normalcy to our economy. I urge Central Govt to resume rail services to Punjab forthwith. pic.twitter.com/shmIZPHFR0
– Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) November 21, 2020
Farmers' organizations differ on the decision
Explain that in this meeting, the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Samiti, which was sitting on the railway track in Amritsar since 24 September, has not participated in this entire meeting. They say that our earlier decision was that we will not allow the passenger train to run, it is still intact. There is talk of emptying the track for 15 days in Chandigarh, we are not emptying it at the moment.
The Chief Minister had sent an invitation to all the farmer organizations regarding the movement. The strike of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Samiti was going on in Amritsar from day one, they were also called. But refused to go to the meeting in this organization. This organization did not even hold a meeting with the Center. Their only condition is that till the farmers law is not lifted, their picket will not end.