Farmers Protest: Rs 2 lakh for every protester arrested in Delhi tractor rally
New Delhi : Punjab Government has announced a financial aid of Rs 2 lakh to 83 people who were arrested in Delhi during the tractor rally on Republic Day this January. The move is likely to spark a battle as it will put Centre and the state government against each other.
Farmers from Punjab and Haryana have been sitting on the borders of Delhi protesting against the three controversial farm laws. The Centre has agreed to amend the laws but farmers need nothing less than withdrawal of them.
On January 26, the farmers had organized a tractor rally in the national capital. They were assigned a special route for the rally but some part of the protesters diverted their routes and reached Red Fort and overran the police.
Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi in a tweet today confirmed his government would pay compensation to the people who were arrested by Delhi Police.
"Reiterating my government's stand to support the ongoing farmers' protest against three black farm laws, we have decided to give ₹ 2 lakh compensation to 83 people arrested by Delhi Police for carrying out a tractor rally in the national capital on January 26, 2021," the Chief Minister tweeted.
The Punjab government has been supporting the farmers and have also released resolutions in the state assembly, which may be made into a state law that would negate the effects of the central laws.
Farmers have been alleging that with the new laws, the mandis will turn into private mandis and the overall loss will come to the state government,