Giving indirect warning to his ally Bharatiya Janata Party, Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal said on Wednesday that his party can sacrifice anything for the benefit of farmers. He strongly opposed the three bills related to the agricultural sector introduced in Parliament by the government and called upon the Center to address the concerns of the farmers. Sukhbir Badal told the government that unless the objections of the farmers and laborers are resolved, these ordinances of the Center should not be done.
On Tuesday, Badal, MP from Ferozepur in Punjab, voted in the Lok Sabha against the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill 2020, saying that the proposed law was against the interests of farmers. The government on Monday introduced the Agricultural Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Simplification) Bill, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Price Assurance Agreement Bill and the Agricultural Services Ordinance and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill. These bills have been introduced to replace ordinances.
Harsimrat Kaur Badal had expressed concern: Sukhbir Singh
Sukhbir Singh Badal said, ‘Before introducing these bills, they should have communicated with their allies and at least those parties which are definitely farmers’ party. Our minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal expressed her objection when the subject was raised in the cabinet meeting. Expressing his concern over the proposed laws, he said that it will affect the entire agricultural sector and procurement system.
Nadda said – are talking to the Akali Dal
At the same time, the BJP has said that opposition is working to mislead farmers against the opposition to agricultural ordinances. Accusing the Congress of misleading the farmers, he said that the Congress had promised what the Modi government is doing through these bills. He said that the party is constantly talking to its leaders to address the Shiromani Akali Dal’s concerns on these three bills. Asked about the Akali Dal’s opposition, Nadda said that we are in talks with him. Giving information about all things.
Captain Amarinder Singh challenged
Explain that Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh took a sarcasm at the Akali Dal regarding the Agriculture Ordinance. Challenging the Akali Dal, Captain Amarinder Singh had recently said that if Sukhbir Singh Badal’s party is with the interest of the farmers, then it should separate from the Center on the issue of agriculture ordinance.