As few takers gathered at Delhi’s Burari ground in protest against the Centre’s recently-passed farm laws, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday said the farmers are his people and it is his duty to stand with them. Singh said the farmers were scared of losing their lands and old system and do not know how to deal with industrialists. Though the central government has assured them that the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of their produce will not end, the farmers want a legal assurance, he said. “What is the issue in putting in a clause for MSP? Why cant they say that MSP will be protected and that the mandi system will be protected…what is the problem here?” Singh told CNN-News18 in an interview. Responding to his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar’s allegations, Singh said he will not speak to him until the latter apologises to the farmers attacked by the state’s police.
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