New Delhi, September 17
Union Food Processing Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal as we speak resigned from the Union Cabinet in protest towards the farm-related Bills. She walked out of the Lok Sabha when the House was taking on a dialogue on the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020, tabled by the NDA authorities to switch the ordinances issued earlier.
I’ve resigned from the Union Cabinet in protest towards the anti-farmer ordinances and laws. Proud to face with the farmers as their daughter and sister. – Harsimrat Kaur
Participating within the dialogue, SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal vehemently opposed the Bills, saying his occasion had been persistently opposing the ordinances and flagging considerations on the identical.
Farm Bills handed
- SAD: Bills will spoil agri infrastructure, opposes
- Congress: Ravneet Singh Bittu, GS Aujla and Jasbir Singh Dimpa oppose
- Shiv Sena: Backs govt
- BJD: Send Bills to Standing Committee
- AAP, TMC & BSP members oppose
- Union Minister Tomar calls Bills ‘revolutionary’
He mentioned these Bills would destroy the farm sector in Punjab and assist the corporates. Even as Sukhbir threatened that his occasion MP and Union Cabinet Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal would resign if the Bills had been handed, Speaker Om Birla switched off his microphone. Later, Harsimrat Badal, who was within the House, walked away and submitted her resignation letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Parliament House workplace. In a collection of tweets, PM Narendra Modi mentioned the Bills will profit farmers, cautioning them towards these making an attempt to mislead them into considering in any other case. — TNS