New Delhi, September 27
A day after the BJP’s oldest ally Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) quit the ruling alliance at the Centre, the Congress on Sunday dared the Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) to break ranks with the ruling dispensation in Haryana over “farm laws” which, it said, would make bonded labourers out of agricultural workers.
“Choudhary Devi Lal’s soul must be cringing today to see his descendant Dushyant Chautala backing anti-farmer BJP. We dare the JJP, which sought votes in Haryana in the name of farmers, to dissociate itself from the ruling BJP in the state,” said Kumari Selja, Haryana Congress president.
Selja, along with Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar, appealed to all parties, including NDA supporters, to join hands against the farm laws.
Jakhar called the dissociation of SAD from the BJP “a drama” noting, “this dissociation is the permit the Akali Dal needed to enter Punjab where they have business interests”. — TNS