Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president and former deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday urged all political events and farmer unions to unite towards the Central authorities.
Sukhbir was in Ludhiana to mobilise social gathering employees for the October 1 protest march towards farm payments, which might start from all three holy Takhts within the state and culminate at Mohali. From right here, a SAD delegation would go on to submit a memorandum to Punjab governor VPS Badnore for the President. A gathering was additionally held on the corridor of Gurdwara Shri Manji Sahib, Alamgir, the place social distancing norms got a miss.
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With out naming any social gathering, Sukhbir informed the gathering that the events shouldn’t get into petty politics. He additionally demanded the fast promulgation of an Ordinance by the Punjab authorities to declare the entire of the state as an agriculture market (mandi) to make sure that the Centre’s new Acts didn’t apply within the state.
Sukhbir additionally requested the chief minister to repeal amendments that the Congress authorities had made to the Agriculture Produce Advertising and marketing Committee (APMC) Act in 2017. “These amendments are precisely the identical because the black legal guidelines of the Centre towards which farmers are protesting. We’ll totally assist the state authorities’s initiative to repeal these.”