Ready to resign but won't tolerate attack on livelihood: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

Updated: 21 October, 2020 09:07 IST | Agencies | Chandigarh

Chief Minister Singh was quoted as saying in an official release. He said if the farm laws are not revoked, angry youth can come out on the streets to join the farmers, leading to chaos

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh speaks during the second day of the Special Vidhan Sabha Session, in Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Pic/PTI
Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh speaks during the second day of the Special Vidhan Sabha Session, in Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Pic/PTI

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said that he was prepared to "resign or be dismissed rather than bow to injustice towards Punjab's farmers" and warned of possible disruption of the state's peace and a threat to national security as a result of the farm laws, pointing out that nobody can tolerate religious hurt and attack on livelihood.

"I am not afraid of resigning. I am not afraid of my government being dismissed. But I will not let the farmers suffer or be ruined," Chief Minister Singh was quoted as saying in an official release. He said if the farm laws are not revoked, angry youth can come out on the streets to join the farmers, leading to chaos.

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First Published: 21 October, 2020 07:31 IST

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