Questioning the Akalis alliance with the NDA, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday requested the SAD to checklist “one pro-farmer initiative” persuaded by it with the BJP-led Centre prior to now six years.
Hitting out at Badals for “perpetuating lies” prior to now few days on agriculture payments, he mentioned they’d “openly and shamelessly supported” these because the Ordinances have been introduced in.
The chief minister, in a press release, mentioned SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal and former Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal had been fabricating lies on farm payments, which have been utterly uncovered.
“Did either of you even once call the ordinances anti-farmer till they were presented in the Lok Sabha?” the chief minister requested Badals.
“Did Harsimrat even once, till her resignation, tell farmers that she was trying to persuade the Central government to address their concerns – something she is now claiming?” he additional requested.
Questioning the Akalis alliance with the NDA, the chief minister additional requested, “Why is SAD still part of the NDA given that, by Harsimrat’s own admission, the BJP-led government failed to address the farmers” concerns she put before them?”
Amarinder Singh additionally requested Harsimrat Kaur and Sukhbir Badal if they will cite even one pro-farmer initiative that they could have undertaken in over previous six years to influence the BJP-led authorities on the Centre to behave on it.
The chief minister mentioned the folks of Punjab, particularly the farmers, is not going to forgive them.
“The ordinances, which you had been shamefacedly supporting all through till you decided to back off under political compulsions of the fear of losing your farmers’ vote-bank, were never discussed or even mentioned at the high-powered meetings – a fact on which your coalition partners either deliberately kept in you in dark or which you consciously choose to ignore in your own petty interest,” he informed the Badals.
Unlike the SAD, the Congress had maintained a constant stand in opposition to the ordinances which the Centre launched on the sly amid the pandemic after which pushed by means of the Lok Sabha by the sheer brute majority, Mr Amarinder mentioned.
The Badals ought to cease mendacity on such a essential concern, and as a substitute, come out within the open combat in opposition to the NDA coalition by withdrawing from the alliance, mentioned the chief minister.
He added that their claims of standing shoulder to shoulder with farmers have been “hollow and false” so long as they continued to lie on the topic and remained part of the “anti-farmer” Central Government.
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