October 15, 2020 11:25:15 pm
Whilst he reiterated his attraction to the farmers to ease their rail roko to permit transportation of essential necessities, Punjab CM Amarinder Singh on Thursday blamed the central authorities for failing to resolve the ability disaster ensuing from the farmers’ agitation resulting from its conceited and callous angle in direction of the kisan unions at Wednesday’s assembly.
The CM stated whereas three of his Cupboard colleagues have been in dialogue with the farmer unions to steer them to raise the rail blockade, which had led to critical coal scarcity within the state, it was the responsibility of the Union authorities to interact with them.
Declaring that two energy models at Lehra Mohabat and a unit of GVK in Taran Taran had already shut down, he stated the state was watching an enormous energy scarcity.
In his #AskCaptain Facebook reside session, Amarinder, in response to a query from a Bathinda resident, stated the state was going through essential scarcity of urea and coal, and in addition wanted to urgently transfer foodgrain from godowns, which was presently impeded by the rail roko andolan.
The Chief Minister stated that there’s a suggestion that the state can buy energy from the central grid “however the place is the cash?”.
He identified that the state authorities was offering free energy to farmers and was going through a critical scarcity of diesel too.
“We have to critically take into consideration these issues,” he stated, interesting to the farmers to raise their blockade to permit motion of those items.
Asserting his authorities’s dedication to do every little thing potential to guard the rights of the farmers, the CM stated his authorities had determined to convene a particular session of the Vidhan Sabha on October 19 to search out the best way ahead.
“I’ll do every little thing in my energy to avoid wasting the farmers and their future,” he stated, responding to a Ferozepur resident. In addition to calling the Meeting session, his authorities was consulting topmost attorneys to discover a technique to battle the black farm legal guidelines, he stated.
Nonetheless, he stated in response to a Gurdaspur citizen’s query that he couldn’t touch upon the contours of the Invoice proposed to be introduced within the particular Meeting session as the method of session was nonetheless on.
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Terming the Centre’s determination to withdraw from the SC Submit-Matric Scholarship scheme as a very retrograde step, Amarinder stated the brand new scholarship scheme accredited by his Cupboard would safe the way forward for SC kids by enabling them to pursue increased research.
The Chief Minister was responding to a query from a SC pupil from Hoshiarpur whose future had been jeopardised by the abrupt finish to the Centre’s scholarship scheme. He stated his authorities had additionally determined to boost the earnings standards to deliver extra SC college students into the ambit of the scheme which shall be carried out as soon as the Invoice is handed within the Meeting.
Amarinder additionally termed the Cupboard determination on 33 per cent reservation for girls in authorities jobs, on the direct recruitment stage in PCS, because the fulfilment of an election promise and a measure to make sure that girls get what they deserve.
“We actually have a girl Rafale fighter pilot now…in order that they deserve all of it,” he quipped, including that ladies are making large strides and must be empowered to progress additional.
The Chief Minister additional cited different key selections of the Cupboard, together with proprietary rights for tenants and slum dwellers, apart from the implementation of his promise to offer 1 lakh authorities jobs to youth within the subsequent 18 months or so, with the ads by numerous departments for Section 1 recruitment set to be launched by October 31.
On the Covid problem, the Chief Minister underlined the necessity for sporting masks and different protecting measures, on condition that the menace continues to be critical.
Noting that greater than half the folks at his latest rallies in help of farmers may very well be seen not sporting masks, Amarinder expressed disappointment over this informal angle. “We merely can not afford to be lax, contemplating that the second wave is hitting many international locations,” he harassed, calling for excessive warning, with adherence to social distancing, sporting of masks, hand washing and so on.
“Now we have to guard ourselves, our households and Punjab, our future will depend upon how we battle Covid, the enlargement of trade, employment and so on will all depend upon that, Amarinder stated.
In the meantime, the Chief Minister congratulated a younger girl from Patiala, who shared that she had received her first job by way of the Rozgar Mela at a time when she was stressed about not getting employment amid the Covid disaster.
In response to a query from a Batala resident, who stated he wished to go to Kartarpur, Amarinder stated his authorities had already written to the Centre saying that the state has no objections however the determination now rested with the Centre.
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