BJP Ally Akali Dal is against farm sector bills, issues whip to MPs, 10 facts

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Shiromani Akali Dal leader Sukhbir Singh Badal

Dissatisfaction among the farmers of Punjab is increasing due to the three farm sector bills related to farmers. The Akali Dal, an ally of the NDA government at the Center, issued a whip to its MPs in this matter and asked them to vote against these bills coming in the monsoon session of Parliament. Terming these bills as anti-farmer, the farmers of the state have demanded that they be withdrawn. The farmers have warned in a cautious tone that any MP from Punjab will support these bills in Parliament, the villages will not be allowed to enter.

10 things related to the case

  1. Farmers all over Punjab are protesting against these bills and blocking the way against it. Harinder Singh, general secretary of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Lakhowal), described these bills as 'worse than the corona virus'. He said that if these were implemented, farmers, jobbers and agricultural laborers would be badly affected.

  2. The farmers have warned in a cautious tone that any MP from Punjab will support these bills in Parliament, the villages will not be allowed to enter.

  3. The Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Agricultural Services and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020, relating to farmers in the current monsoon session of the Central Government Parliament. Has brought The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

  4. Shiromani Akali Dal leader Sukhbir Singh Badal had said in the discussion that there are many doubts among farmers, artisans and traders of Punjab regarding this law. The government should withdraw this bill and ordinance.

  5. The leaders of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) met BJP chief JP Nadda on Tuesday and urged that the central government should address the farmers' concerns on these three bills related to agriculture. The party demanded that these bills be sent to the parliamentary committee.

  6. In response to a question about the Shiromani Akali Dal's protest, Nadda said, "We are in talks with them." Giving information about all things. There is talk and discussion too. Not now, it is happening continuously. Their concerns will be taken into consideration. It is only through discussion that we are moving forward and will move forward.

  7. BJP chief JP Nadda said that the three bills related to farmers, which the central government has brought in Parliament, are very revolutionary, will bring changes at the ground level and will change the picture of farmers.

  8. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has also said that the bills related to the agricultural sector introduced in the Parliament can spread "unrest and dissatisfaction" in this border state which is already constantly battling the movements of unrest by Pakistan .

  9. CM Amarinder led the Congress delegation to submit a memorandum to Governor VP Singh Badnaur in this regard and requested them to intervene in the Center Parliament if they do not pursue these Bills.

  10. Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar and others were present on this occasion along with CM Amarinder. The CM told the Governor that any kind of tampering with the current procurement system amidst the nationwide crisis could lead to "social unrest" among the farmers of the state.

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