Tribune News Service
Bathinda, June 29
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers today staged a protest against the “anti-farmer ordinances” issued by the Union Government, and burnt effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal at fire brigade chowk here.
District AAP president (urban) Amrit Lal Aggarwal said: “To save the ministerial post of his spouse Harsimrat Badal, Sukhbir Singh Badal has supported the anti-farmer ordinances during the all-party meeting.”
In the all-party meeting, the parties agreed to meet the Prime Minister to talk about the farm ordinances, barring Sukhbir Badal, who clearly opposed the idea. His decision made it clear that along with BJP, SAD is also “anti-Punjab”. Irked over his decision, the party leaders today burnt the effigies of PM Narendra Modi and SAD chief Sukhbir Badal, said Aggarwal.
The AAP asked the Akalis to clarify their stand on farm-related issues. Also, the party leaders questioned the Union Government as to what prompted it to bring in the “anti-farmer ordinances” at a time when the country was struggling amid the Covid crisis.
The AAP party workers termed the three farm ordinances introduced by the Modi government as a fatal step towards abolishing the minimum support price (MSP) of crops and the existing marketing structure of Punjab, adding that farmers, labourers and all other sections of society dependent on agriculture would suffer at the hands of private companies if the ordinances were passed.
Abohar: Members of the Aam Aadmi Party here organised a protest to condemn the Central Government for issuing three farm-related ordinances to amend the Agricultural Marketing Act.
Protesters burnt an effigy of SAD chief Sukhbir Badal at the sub-divisional administrative complex.
Local leaders Charanjit Singh Sran, Pankaj Narula and Mohinder Singh Kachura targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly trying to thwart the agricultural economy in Punjab by bringing in the ordinances.
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