January 17, 2021

Neither national security nor food security could be out-sourced to corporate sector- says Jakhar

Neither national security nor food security could be out-sourced to corporate sector- says Jakhar

Punjab Congress to support Bharat bandh on December 8

Chandigarh, December 7-

Terming that the issue of  national food security was integral to national security the President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee Sunil Jakhar said that neither national security nor food security for 135 crore Indians could be handed over to Corporate sector.

In a statement issued here today, the President of Punjab Congress said that to get  these new farm laws repealed, which  intend to hand over  farming that  ensures  our nation’s food security, to the corporates, the Punjab Congress will support the Bharat Bandh call given by farmers organisations against the Union government.He said that in December 8, district level protests would be held by the party across the state.Jakhar said that today farmers of the country were sitting at Delhi borders  for safeguarding their farm lands and their way of living from these draconian farm laws whereas their sons were safeguarding the borders of country from any external aggression.

The President of Punjab Congress said that unfortunately despite  this the union government was not ready to roll back these anti-farmers laws. He said that as a fact of matter the Union government was acting in a liiegal manner and blatantly  lobbying for the corporate houses instead of adressing Farmer’s concerns.  He said that commercialisation of agriculture was totally unwarranted and intolerable. Jakhar said that the foundation stone of new building of Parliament was of no use if the government was not willing to even listen to the opposition or  discuss the citizen centric .

The President of Punjab Congress said that BJP govt is trying to force it’s decisions with out allowing discussion in issues concerning the common man, thus undermining the democracy itself. He appealed the Prime Minister to listen to Mann Ki Baat of people rather than telling his own Mann Ki baat. Jakhar reiterated that the Congress party was solidly with the farmers in this hour of crisis and was opposing the anti-farmers law from day one.

The President of Punjab Congress said that in order to ensure that power drunk BJP govt    heeds to demand of people it was imperative for everyone to support the Bharat Bandh call. He said that these black laws would have severly impact the small traders, shopkeepers, labourers, transporters, arthiyas and others. Jakhar exhorted all the party workers and leaders to whole heartedly support the Bharat bandh in their respective districts. He urged the Punjabis to maintain peace and communal harmony during the democratic protest.