Ravneet Singh Bittu, Harsimrat Kaur Badal spar over agricultural laws outside Parliament

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 4

Congress MP from Ludhiana Ravneet Singh Bittu and SAD Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal today got into a verbal spat outside Parliament over the three farm laws.

The face-off ensued when Harsimrat along with BSP MPs was protesting in solidarity with the farmers, flashing placards and demanding repeal of the controversial laws. Bittu arrived at the spot and accused her of cheating the farmers.

Bittu said, “You were part of the Union Cabinet.

You helped in getting the Bills cleared and now you are engaging in dramatics on the issue.”

The Bathinda MP hit back and asked where Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi were when the Bills were being passed?

“The entire Congress walked out of the House, helping the easy passage of the Bills,” she said.

Bittu then questioned Sukhbir’s absence. “He is holding press conferences elsewhere and not coming to Parliament to raise the farmers’ issues,” he said.

Punjab MPs belonging to the Congress, SAD and AAP have been demanding repeal of the farm laws and also moving adjournment notices in the Lok Sabha to discuss the farmers’ issues.

Meanwhile, in Chandigarh, the SAD condemned Bittu over his behaviour towards the SAD MP. It said the need of the hour was to show unity with the agitating farmers, but Bittu through his actions had hurt their cause.

Verbal duel

  • Congress MP accuses Akali leader, protesting outside the House in solidarity with farmers, of engaging in dramatics after helping Centre get Bills passed
  • SAD MP hit back saying the Congress walked out of the House allowing easy passage, while asking where the Congress leadership was at the time

‘Unbecoming of him’

Rowdy behaviour towards a fellow MP of Punjab is unbecoming of Bittu. Punjabis across party lines are feeling aggrieved by his actions.

Daljit Singh Cheema, SAD spokesperson

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