Chandigarh / New Delhi:
Shiromani Akali Dal leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal last night attacked the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) after her party left the alliance after a debate in Parliament. In a tweet, he said the NDA was no longer envisaged by former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee.
“If the pain and protests of 3 crore Punjabis fail to melt the tough stance of the Government of India (Government of India), then it is no longer an imaginary alliance formed by Vajpayee and Badal Sahib. An alliance that listens to its oldest ally and the deaf. “Blind eye on applications from food suppliers to the country is no longer in the interest of PB (Sik),” he tweeted.
His latest comment came a week later He resigned from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet Because his party gave initial support to the allied BJP’s agriculture sector bills, the farmers had to face the heat. Mrs. Badal, who attended the Cabinet meeting and gave the nod to the bills, resigned shortly before the bill was passed by the Lok Sabha, tweeting that she was “with her farmers as her daughter and sister”. She is proud to stand. “
If the pain and protests of 3 crore Punjabis fail to melt the tough stance of the Government of India, it will no longer exist. # DNA Conceived by Vajpayee and Badal Sahib. An alliance that turns a deaf ear to its oldest ally and turns a blind eye to the pleas of those who feed the country is no longer in Pb’s interest. https://t.co/OqU6at00Jx
– Harsimrat Kaur Badal (@ Harsimrat Badal_) September 26, 2020
On Saturday, the Shiromani Akali Dal became the third largest member of the NDA, which withdrew from the alliance after Shiv Sena and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) during protests last week over controversial bills passed by Parliament.
Harsimrat Badal’s husband said, “In its emergency meeting tonight, the apex body of the Shiromani Akali Dal’s core committee unanimously decided to pull out the BJP-led NDA alliance. He emphasized that the controversial bill was fatal and catastrophic for its important voter base of farmers.
Two Bills related to agriculture sector The agreement on the Farmers Production Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 and the Farmers (Empowerment and Security) Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 was approved by Parliament on Sunday. The third bill – the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill – was passed in the absence of the opposition amid strong protests.
Although the Opposition has termed the bills as “anti-farmer”, farmers fear that they will no longer get the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for their produce.
With the entry of private players into the agricultural sector, farmers will lose their bargaining power, critics have claimed.