Today, the media advisor of Amarinder Singh, Raveen Thukral informed that the former Punjab chief minister discussed farmers’ protest with Union home minister Amit Shah. Reportedly, Singh urged Shah to repeal the farm laws and guarantee the minimum support price, besides supporting Punjab in crop diversification. Taking to Twitter Amarinder Singh and his media advisor, confirmed the news.
The meeting between Singh and the Union Home Minister took place at Amit Shah’s residence in New Delhi and lasted for an hour. However, there has been no comment from Amit Shah about the meeting. At a time when the Punjab Congress is apparently split into three caps belong to Channi, Sidhu, and Amarinder Singh, Singh’s meeting with Amit Shah gained significance. Back on Tuesday when Amarinder Singh arrived in Delhi, he had stated that he was there to vacate Kapurthala House, his New Delhi residence, and will not be attending any political meeting.
Sources claimed that the farm laws were cited as one of the reasons why Amarinder Singh had not extended support to the BJP. He has been continuously a staunch supporter of the farmers’ cause, and opposed the farm laws. The meeting between the leaders comes at a time when Congress is grappling with the crisis in Punjab.