Declare entire Punjab as one Mandi: Sukhbir Singh Badal
| Saturday | 26th September, 2020
Sukhbir and Harsimrat Badal reiterated farmers in their hour of grief, condemned Congress for misleading farmers.
Going ahead with separate protest, Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal and former Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal participated in the protest against agriculture bill at Lambi on Malout-Dabwali highway the Badal couple reached at protest by riding a tractor.
Both the leaders restated their commitment to stand by the farmers in their hour of grief and lambasted the ruling Congress in Punjab for ‘’misleading farmers by not revealing the details’’ of the meeting attended by its finance minister Manpreet Badal and other officials.
Akali Dal contested protest at various places and urged chief minister Cap. Amarinder Singh to call an immediate meeting and pass an ordinance to declare the entire state as one Mandi (principal market yard) to make sure that the central agriculture bills are not enforceable in Punjab.
Sukbhir stated ‘’two days back, I had moved the proposal about declaring the entire state as one Mandi. The government should move quickly on this to save the future of our coming generation’’.
He further reiterated that it was Capt. Amarinder who had amended the state APMC Act as per his party’s election manifesto and sanctioned private mandis, contract farming and e-trading. ‘’We want the Congress government to call a special session to revoke this amendment’’.
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