Punjab CM Says Badals Playing A Double Game On Farm Laws

Capt Amarinder Singh, sounding the poll bugle for 2022, claims that the SAD supported farm ordinances but then reversed course due to farmer pressure.

Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar (Balachaur): Captain Amarinder Singh, who is campaigning for the 2022 Punjab elections, accused Shiromani Akali Dal patriarch and former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and his son and former deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal of attempting to play a dual game on the Bjp Government government's agricultural laws last year.

According to Capt Amarinder Singh, the Shiromani Akali Dal, a close partner of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's NDA government, first approved the three agricultural ordinances but later reversed course due to pressure from its rural constituency of Punjab farmers.

While speaking at a gathering after laying the cornerstone of the first college of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) at Ballowal village in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar district, the chief minister took on the Akalis.

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When ordinances were made, Harsimrat was a member of the cabinet.

Capt Amarinder noted that "the Shiromani Akali Dal agreed on three farm laws because the Harsimrat Kaur Badal, the Bathinda MP, belonged to a cabinet approving the Ordinance."

He said that Parkash Singh Badal, the former chief minister, had delivered a video message approving the farm regulations and arguing that there was nothing wrong with the new ordinances.

He accused the Akali Dal of abandoning farmers' interests when it was needed and now supporting them as they fight the farm legislation tooth and nail.

CM tells Centre: Repeal legislation is unacceptable to farmers.

The three farm laws, according to Capt Amarinder Singh, must be repealed by modifying the Constitution because the legislation was undesirable to farmers.

"The Punjab administration, which adopted Punjab Vidhan Sabha laws, challenged three agriculture laws. The Congress is the first political party to oppose the three bills and request an all-party meeting with farm leaders, according to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

He declared that the subsidies for fencing surrounding farms in the Kandi area would be increased from 60% to 90%. In addition, he announced the establishment of five horticultural estates across the state.

Tewari has a stepmotherly strategy for Punjab.

Manish Tewari, an MP from Anandpur Sahib, informed the audience that the Centre was treating Punjab like a stepchild by toughening its stance on the allocation of 1,600 crores in rural development funds (RDF).

Captain Amarinder Singh, the chief minister, was the first to speak out against the three farm regulations, according to Tewari.

Outside of Ludhiana, the first PAU college was established.

The admission procedure for PAU's first college outside of Ludhiana has been finished, according to vice-chancellor Anirudh Tiwari, and classes will begin in October.

He claimed that the PAU regional research station in Ballowal has been researching apple growing in the Kandi area as well as other oilseed kinds.

Landless farmers and labourers were also given debt-free cheques by Capt Amarinder Singh.

Vijay Inder Singla, the state education minister, was present, as was Darshan Lal Mangupur, the Balachaur MLA, and Angad Singh, the SBS Nagar MLA.