Badal exposes Cong, asks why party is doing drama of supporting farmers outside parliament
SAD to continue its protest outside parliament for entire session till parliament does not discuss demand for repeal of the agri laws)
Delhi (Global News) – Former union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal today asked the Congress party to tell farmers why it was doing a drama of being pro-farmer outside parliament but refusing to raise the issue of discussion on repeal of the three agriculture laws in the house.
Talking to newsmen here, Mrs Harsimrat Badal said it was shocking that the parliament was on since the last two and a half weeks and every day the Congress party was demanding an exclusive discussion on the Pegasus spyware surveillance issue. “The Congress party should tell the farmers of Punjab as well as the country why it is refusing to raise their voice in parliament and is insistent on raising the Pegasus surveillance issue only”.
Stating that the Congress party had effectively colluded with the union government to suppress the voice of the farmers, Mrs Badal said “there is no other explanation for the Congress floor strategy”. She said as many as seven parties had got together to raise the demand for repeal of the three black laws but the Congress had refused to back the initiative despite being the opposition party in parliament. She said the SAD had urged all parties to unite to take up the farmers issue forcefully but the Congress party had not responded to the appeal. “It seems the Congress party is afraid of the union government and that it why it is playing into its hand and refusing to raise the voice of the farmers in parliament”, Mrs Badal added.
Meanwhile SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal said the SAD-BJP MPs would continue their protest to demand justice for farmers for the entire session or till such time when the voice of the annadaata was heard in parliament. “This is our only agenda. We feel the Narendra Modi government has backstabbed farmers and we will continue to press for justice for them”, Mr Badal told newsmen while protesting against the three farm laws along with SAD-BSP MPs outside parliament.