Financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh announced by Punjab CM for the two farmer families who died in the protests

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Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced financial assistance of Rs 5 lakhs each to the deceased families, who were participating in the agitation against the three farm sector laws passed by the Centre.

Farmer Gurjant Singh, from village Bachhoana in Mansa district, died in Delhi during the agitation against farm laws, while Gurbachan Singh (80) from Bhinder Khurd village in Moga district, died due to massive heart attack during a protest at Moga on Wednesday. Captain Amarinder Singh said “Deeply anguished at the death of Gurjant Singh and Gurbachan Singh, farmers from Mansa and Moga respectively during their participation in the protests at Delhi. The government will provide full monetary and other assistance to their families,”.

He also met the Union Home Minister Amit Shah today and stressed on the fact that the problems of farmers need to be solved quickly and urged the Union Home Minister to ensure that the Government of India addresses the concerns of the farmers and rethink about the legislations.

During a brief interaction with the media after his meeting with Shah, he said that the matter had to be resolved between the Centre and the farmers, an early resolution was vital in the interest of both Punjab and the country. He and his government were not involved in mediation in any way. He also said “A solution has to be found at the earliest,” while also mentioning that the reason of his visit to the Union Home Minister was to reiterate Punjab’s stand on the imbroglio between the farmers and the central government, and the need to secure the future of farming and agriculture.

Source: ANI ; Edited By: Subarna Mukherjee