Not in favour of complete lockdown but might take harsh measures if situation doesn't improve: Punjab CM
CM Amarinder SIngh also ordered a stop on all takeaway deliveries from restaurants, which was being used by youngsters as a pretext to move out of their homes.
The chief minister said he will also write to the Centre for a direction to satellite centres of the Chandigarh's PGIMER and military hospitals in Punjab to provide additional COVID beds.
Sidhu’s comments have come in the wake of the Punjab and Haryana High Court quashing a probe report into police firing at people protesting against the desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib in 2015.
Punjab 'arthiyas' are up in arms against the Centre's latest directive for direct payment to farmers for grain procurement.
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh said legislation on agriculture, which is a state subject, should remain in the domain of the state governments.
Amarinder Singh said BJP leaders were facing 'spontaneous anger' of farmers and rejected as 'hilarious' claims of the saffron party's state unit.
In a letter to Singh on Sunday, AAP spokesperson Raghav Chadha said the Punjab Police must provide protection to farmers so that they can continue to protest in a peaceful manner.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said his government has finalised petitions to challenge the Centre's farm laws.
Raghav Chadha accused Punjab CM Amarinder Singh of acting like a 'BJP agent' and advised him to 'officially join' the saffron party.
Amarinder Singh said he had 'naturally asked' police to give him regular intelligence updates related to the farmers' protest in Delhi.
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh said the case had been registered correctly in the matter which related to an old song.
The government has repeatedly asserted that the MSP and Mandi systems will stay and has accused the opposition of misleading the farmers.
But Punjab itself has paid a heavy price during the pandemic so far: over 1.6 lakh people caught the coronavirus and 5,200 died.
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh ordered an extension of the night curfew in all cities and towns in the state till January 1.
Punjab's industries have opened up again, Singh said, adding that his government offers industry-friendly and investor-friendly policies.