The SAD on Saturday had actually appealed to the BJP-led Centre not to enact laws on the regulations (File)
A day after the SAD’s “climb-down” on the issue of farm ordinances, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday dared opposition party chief, Sukhbir Singh Badal, to quit the BJP-led Centre to show his party’s genuineness in the matter.
He likewise termed Mr Badal’s unexpected “U-turn” on the farm regulations as a “inexpensive gimmick to hoodwink the farming community”.
The SAD on Saturday had actually interested the BJP-led Centre not to enact laws on the three farm ordinances until “all bookings” revealed by farmers are “properly attended to.”
The SAD’s interest the Union government for not tabling the regulations in Parliament came even as the party had consistently preserved that the Centre had guaranteed that these ordinances would have no bearing on the existing crop procurement policy.
The CM on Sunday said as a member of the ruling alliance at the Centre, the Shiromani Akali Dal was celebration to the regulations and had actually supported them unconditionally.
In a declaration here, Mr Singh knocked Mr Badal over his celebration’s “brazen double standards” on the concern and asked if the Akali leader was prepared to vote against the ordinances in Parliament as and when the main government seeks to enact laws on them.
He likewise described as “overall rubbish” the SAD’s so-called appeal to the Union government not to present the three regulations for approval in Parliament till all appointments expressed by farmer organisations were dealt with.
The CM remembered Mr Badal’s assertion during an all-party fulfill convened by him on the concern in June that the central government had guaranteed the SAD that there would be no tinkering with the minimum support cost.
It is more than obvious now that the UNFORTUNATE president had “lied” then in a purposeful quote to “mislead” farmers, he stated, including offered his track record, absolutely nothing that Mr Badal was stating now on the issue might be believed.
The “double requirements” of the Akalis have ended up being a guideline instead of the exception, stated the CM, pointing to SAD’s stance on the Citizenship Modification Act, among other major problems worrying the state.