Punjab & Region

AAP demands compensation for ‘martyred’ farmers

The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, November 20

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday demanded that the Central government pay a compensation of Rs1 crore and provide jobs to the kin of farmers who died while protesting against the three farm laws passed last year.

AAP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh demanded that the Centre give the status of “martyr” to each of those farmers who “sacrificed their lives” while protesting against the “three black laws”.

On Friday, Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi announced that the government would pilot the repeal of farm laws. At least 700 farmers lost their lives during the nearly year-long protests, which began in the last week of November last year.

“The government has decided to withdraw the three black farm laws because of their (Bharatiya Janata Party’s) defeat in the elections [the BJP lost three Assembly and one Lok Sabha seat in the Himachal Pradesh bypolls earlier this month]… Farmers and the people were teaching them lessons in elections. Narendra Modi’s egoistic government had to eventually bow down before the long struggle, strength and sacrifice of the farmers,” Singh said.