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Unite for farmers' cause: Sukhbir to workers

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Kulwinder Sandhu
Tribune News Service
Moga, September 29

After breaking the alliance with the BJP-led NDA government, SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal held a party meeting at Bibi Kahan Kaur Gurdwara in Moga on Tuesday.

He asked the party workers to stay united to safeguard the interests of farmers.

Accuses CM of having double standards

  • SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal said Parkash Singh Badal used to make every political decision by consulting his NDA partners, but the BJP government

    did not consult the SAD.

  • He accused CM Capt Amarinder Singh of having double standards. He did not forward the Assembly resolution, rejecting the three erstwhile farm ordinances, to the Centre.

The meeting, called by local Akali stalwart Jathedar Tota Singh, saw his son Barjinder Singh Brar, alias Makhan Brar, a youth Akali leader, and former Moga Mayor Akshit Jain, son of ex-MLA Joginder Pal Jain along with his team of former councillors in attendance. Senior Jain was not present at the meeting.

Addressing the party workers, Sukhbir Badal said the Akalis always stood by farmers and his wife Harsimrat Kaur Badal (Bathinda MP) resigned from the Union Cabinet to protect the rights of the farmers.

"Those who don't know anything about agriculture have made farm laws. Punjabis constitute only 2 per cent of the total population of the country, but they provide food to the entire country." While claiming that 90 per cent of the foodgrain markets in the state were established during the tenure of the Akali government, he said, "Punjab's market system is the best and can't be shut arbitrarily."

Lashing out at the BJP, he said Akali patriarch Parkash Singh Badal used to make every political decision by consulting his NDA partners, but the BJP-led NDA government did not consult the SAD.

Sukhbir accused Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh of having double standards. He did not forward the Assembly resolution, rejecting the three erstwhile farm ordinances to the Union Government.

"In the meantime, not only were the ordinances taken up as Bills and ratified by Parliament, but they also became Acts after receiving the approval of the President," he added.

He asked the Chief Minister to tell farmers why he got the resolution passed in a special session if he did not have any intention to forward it to the Union Government and Parliament.

"You are talking about fighting for the cause of farmers, but you are missing from action. I request farmer organisations to tell Capt Amarinder to come out of hiding first," he said.



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