Don’t repeat Cong follies: SAD to NDA - ECAS Punjab

Don’t repeat Cong follies: SAD to NDA

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh December 10

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) core committee today urged the NDA government at the Centre not to take any reckless or repressive steps that might deepen the "festering emotional wounds" in the farmers' minds.

"Do not repeat Congress blunders of divide and rule. Do nothing that weakens the national unity or disturbs peace and communal harmony for which Punjabis, specially the SAD, have made supreme sacrifices," says a resolution of the core committee of the party that met here today.

SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal told mediapersons after the meeting that they would observe the centenary of the party as 'Sangharsh Samarpan Divas' for Sarbat da Bhala, with a focus on farmer interests and justice. He said, "The SAD will fully safeguard peace and communal harmony in Punjab and the rest of the country at all costs and will expose and defeat every conspiracy against these ideals. The party is convinced that no progress in the country is possible without peace, communal harmony and national unity."

Asking the government not to be stubborn against the 'annadata' of the country, the SAD resolution asked, "If the government is willing to change every clause of the old Acts, why it can't revoke them? After all, if you are conceding all demands of the farmers, why not put it all in a new Act and end the debate once and for all?"

from The Tribune

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