Tribune news service
Amritsar/Chandigarh, September 28
Addressing a gathering of farmers and party workers at Gurdaspur and Amritsar, SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal called upon the BJP’s Punjab unit and other political parties to join hands to put up a united fight for the farming community.
He dared Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh to issue an ordinance to declare Punjab a notified principal market area meant for establishing agriculture mandi to thwart the implementation of the farm Acts.
Taking a dig at the CM’s apprehension over farmers’ struggle in Punjab turning violent and weakening the peaceful movement, Badal said, “His statement defamed the farmers’ struggle. If he is honest about his concerns, he should call in his Advocate General and prepare the draft of the ordinance to declare the state a notified principal market area.
We have been demanding it for so long.”
He also asked the CM to immediately convene a special session of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha to repeal the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) Act implemented in 2017 during the Congress regime. “The APMC Act enacted by the Congress government provides provision for open market for private players, identical to what the Centre’s farm Acts described. This state Act must be scrapped,” he said.
Members asked to quit posts held in Delhi civic bodies
New Delhi: The SAD has now asked its members to resign from the posts held by them in the three municipal corporations (MC) of Delhi, ruled by its former ally. The party has decided to give up all posts it jointly held with the BJP in any organisation, including the MCs, the president of the Delhi unit of SAD, Harmeet Singh Kalka, said at a press conference on Monday. — PTI
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