New Delhi, November 4: On the advice of the Delhi Police, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will now ‘sit on the dharna’ with his cabinet colleagues and MLAs at Jantar Mantar here on Wednesday in exchange for Rajghat. The Chief Minister’s Office said in an official statement on Wednesday that he would reach Jantar Mantar at 12 noon at Rajghat after bowing to the Father of the Nation. Earlier the ‘dharna’ demonstration of MLAs to be held at Rajghat has now been shifted to Jantar Mantar at the request of Delhi Police in view of various security restrictions in the national capital.
The Chief Minister announced on Tuesday that he along with Congress MLAs to highlight the state’s’ power crisis and critical essential supplies’ amid the Centre’s alleged denial of allowing movement of goods trains due to farmers’ agitation Gharana will perform at Rajghat on Wednesday. The Chief Minister said that despite the agitation by the farmers, the decision of the Indian Railways not to run the goods trains even after reducing the resistance of the protestors on the railroads, there has been a shortage of coal, urea and DAP and other essential supplies in Punjab.
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Due to this, all the power plants have been completely closed, as well as the supply of agricultural and vegetables has also decreased. The Chief Minister said that he has decided to organize a ‘symbolic relay strike’ to bring the serious situation of the state to the notice of the Center.
Significantly, earlier, the Chief Minister had failed to meet President Ramnath Kovind on the amendment bills related to agriculture. He said that Section 144 of CrPC has been implemented in Delhi, so the MLAs of the party will go to the ‘dharna’ site in four batches from Punjab Bhawan in Delhi. He will lead the first batch.