Chandigarh, September 22
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), the BJP’s oldest ally, on Tuesday introduced street blockades throughout Punjab on September 25 to protest towards the contentious farm Bills handed by Parliament.
The Rajya Sabha handed the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020 throughout the day. It had cleared the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020, on Sunday.
The Bills had been handed by Lok Sabha final week.
“It has been decided to hold a ‘chakka jaam’ (road blockade) on September 25 in Punjab against these farm Bills,” SAD chief Daljit Singh Cheema mentioned.
He mentioned the get together’s senior leaders, staff, farmers and farm labourers would block roads within the state for 3 hours from 11 am in a peaceable method.
Notably, round 30 farmers’ outfits have already given a name for an entire shutdown in Punjab on September 25 in protest towards the Bills.
Party chief Sukhbir Singh Badal would launch a four-day state-wide mass contact programme on September 26 throughout which he would make get together staff conscious concerning the “adverse impact” of those Bills on the farming group, Cheema mentioned.
He added that on October 1, the get together management would current to the Punjab governor a memorandum addressed to President Ram Nath Kovind. An enchantment could be made to take again these Bills, Cheema mentioned.
A Shiromani Akali Dal delegation on Monday had urged the President to return to the rescue of farmers and farm labourers by not giving his assent to the farm Bills.
Last week, SAD chief and Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal had resigned from the Union Cabinet in protest towards the Bills. PTI