Thursday, November 26, 2020

Farm Ordinances

Sukhbir's multiple U-turns on farm laws show lack of moral scruples: Capt Amarinder Singh

CHANDIGARH: Taking on the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) over yet another U-turn on the farm laws, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday lashed out at Sukhbir Singh Badal for repeatedly compromising the interests of the farmers with his brazen lies and petty political games, which were clearly aimed at promoting the Centre’s anti-farmer agenda.

Jathedar Brahmpura called an emergency meeting on the 22nd Oct

AMRITSAR:Shiromani Akali Dal Taksali President Mr. Ranjit Singh Brahmpura, has convened an emergency meeting of the party's core committee members, office bearers and district Jathedars on Thursday, October 22 at the party headquarters, Amritsar.

Punjab CM presents draft resolution rejecting farm laws & electricity amendment bill in assembly

CHANDIGARH:In a major move to protect the state’s farmers and agriculture, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday presented in the Vidhan Sabha a draft resolution rejecting outright the Centre’s anti-farmer Laws and the proposed Electricity Amendment Bill, with an appeal to all parties in the state to rise above political interests in the spirit of saving Punjab.

Special Punjab Vidhan Sabha session on Oct 19 to bring in bill to Negate Centre's dangerous farm laws

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Government has decided to convene a special session of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha on Monday, October 19, to bring in a legislation to counter the dangerous anti-farmer Farm Laws of the central government.

First answer my 3 questions, then comment on farm laws: Capt Amarinder Singh

first answer my 3 questions, then comment on farm laws: Capt Amarinder Singh

Capt Amarinder ridicules Sukhbir's 'fixed match' allegations, slams Akalis for playing BJP game

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday slammed SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal over his `fixed match’ allegation, terming it as totally absurd, and lambasting the Akalis for playing BJP’s game to ruin the state’s farmers.

Black farm laws: Mann dares both CM Amarinder Singh, Sukhbir Badal for live debate*

CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab state president and MP Bhagwant Mann on Friday challenged the Congress Party and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), saying  they wanted plausible answers of his five questions to each in a live debate to bring forth the whole truth what they had done for the people of Punjab?

Capt Amarinder launches Congress signature campaign against farm laws in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Formally launching the Congress signature campaign against the black Farm Laws in the state, Chief Minister  Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday slammed the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) for their political theatrics over Harsimrat Kaur Badal’s resignation from the Union Cabinet, which they were projecting as a big sacrifice instead of a duty towards Punjab.

Aren't you ashamed to take out march from Takht Sahiban while forgoing Anandpur Sahib resolution: Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa

CHANDIGARH:Senior Congress leader and Cabinet Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa today lambasted Sukhbir Singh Badal for completely forgoing the Anandpur Sahib resolution which advocated more rights to the States and strengthening the federal structure of the country. “Aren’t you ashamed for taking out march from Three Takht Sahiban?”, asked Congress leader to Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD).

Will fight battle against farm laws on all fronts, Punjab CM assures Kisan Unions

CHANDIGARH: Extending his government’s full support to the agitating farmers in these ‘dark and difficult times’, Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, on Tuesday assured of all possible legal and other steps to fight the draconian new farm laws, including a special session of the Vidhan Sabha to discuss and decide the way forward.

Badals resorting to gutter level politics: Capt Amarinder Singh

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday lashed out at Akali president Sukhbir Singh Badal over his persistent and shameless politicization of the new Agriculture Laws, which his party was responsible for imposing on the hapless farmers in the first place.

Breaking marriage of convenience with BJP can't turn SAD into a holy cow: Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) cannot wash its hands off the sins committed by the party even after ending its marriage of convenience with the BJP owing to political compulsions as well as pressure mounted by the farmers' agitation. The Badal clan owes a public apology for casting aspersions on Dr. Manmohan Singh at the instigation of the saffron party. This was firmly demanded here today in a press communique by the senior Congress leader and Cabinet Minister S. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa.

No morality involved, it was just political compulsion, says Capt Amarinder on SAD decision to quit NDA

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has termed the Akali decision to quit the NDA as nothing more than a desperate case of political compulsion for the Badals, who were effectively left with no other option after the BJP’s public criticism of the SAD over the Farm Bills.

Punjab CM hopes distressing visuals of farmers, braving Covid and Heat would touch central govt

CHANDIGARH:  Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has expressed the hope that the pain of the agitating farmers, who braved the pandemic and the heat today to protest against the Agriculture Bills, will reach the Central Government, and it will gracefully back off from destroying the farm sector with such ruthless disregard for the farming community.

Punjab CM announces reduction in market & rural development fee for basmati

CHANDIGARH:Paving the way to provide a level playing field for Basmati traders and millers from within and outside Punjab, especially in the light of the provisions of the new Agriculture Bills, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announced reduction in the Market Development Fee (MDF) and the Rural Development Fee (RDF) rates, from 2% to 1% each.

Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa demands answers from Harsimrat Badal on five queries regarding farm ordinances

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Cabinet Minister and Senior Congress leader S. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Monday demanded answers from the former Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal to 5 queries on the issue of farm ordinances.

Punjab minister Sukhjinder Randhawa attacks Harsimrat Badal, Parkash Singh Badal on farm bills

CHANDIGARH: Senior Congress leader and Cabinet Minister S. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa today teared into ex CM Parkash Singh Badal questioning him as to why the latter kept mum when the farm ordinances were passed in the presence of Harsimrat Kaur Badal as the Union Minister before applauding her resignation drama as sacrifice.

New farm laws part of SAD-Backed central Govt's 'Kisan Maaru, Punjab Maaru' conspiracy, says Capt Amarinder

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday slammed the farm legislations being forced on to the nation by the central government as part of the `Destroy Farmers, Destroy Punjab’ (Kisan maaru, Punjab maaru) conspiracy of the BJP-led NDA, of which the Akalis continue shamelessly to be a part at the cost of their own state and its people.

Farm ordinances-Harsimrat Badal resigns from Modi cabinet, to stay in NDA

CHANDIGARH: Harsimrat Kaur Badal Union Minister of food and wife of SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal has resigned from Union cabinet in protest against three farm ordinances. The Shiromani Akali Dal however will stay part of National Democratic Alliance.

Capt Amarinder leads PPCC delegation to meet governor to press for non-pursuance of agriculture bills by centre

CHANDIGARH:Warning that the enactment of the farm ordinances would lead to resentment and unrest in the border state, which was already at the receiving end of Pakistan’s concerted efforts to foment trouble, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday led a Congress delegation to submit a memorandum to Governor VP Singh Badnore, seeking his intervention for non-pursuance of the Agriculture Bills by the Centre in Parliamen

Capt Amarinder says, his govt will challenge essential commodities (Amendment) Act in court

CHANDIGARH: Terming the legislation a direct and deliberate assault by the Centre on the interests of the farmers, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said the State Congress will challenge the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020, which was passed in the Lok Sabha today, in the court of law.

Presentation of farm ordinances in parliament have exposed SAD farce on issue, Says Capt Amarinder

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said the presentation of the farm ordinances in Parliament yesterday by the Centre had totally exposed the farce of Shiromani Akali Dal’s pretense of protecting the interests of the farmers of the state.

Punjab CM demands unconditional apology from Union Minister Danve for misleading statement on farm ordinances

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has demanded an unconditional apology from Union Minister Raosaheb Patil Danve for misleading the nation on the farm ordinances issue from the floor of the House in a clear and complete breach of Parliamentary principles and propriety.

Punjab CM to lead 11 member delegation to meet Governor on Wednesday against farm ordinances

CHANDIGARH: Categorically rejecting the Centre’s claim that Punjab was taken on board before the promulgation of the anti-farmer Ordinances presented in Parliament today, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday urged the Prime Minister not to go ahead with their legislation and also announced that he will lead an 11-member delegation of his party on Wednesday to submit a memorandum to the Governor against the dangerous Ordinances.

Capt Amarinder trashes SAD's U-turn on farm ordinances as cheap gimmick to get into good books of farmers

CHANDIGARH: Dubbing the SAD chief’s sudden U-turn on the farm ordinances as a cheap gimmick to hoodwink the farming community, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday challenged Sukhbir Badal to quit the BJP-led central government to prove his party’s sincerity in the matter.

Fearing backlash, Akali Dal wants to defer farm ordinances

CHANDIGARH: Fearing backlash, the Akali Dal, an alliance partner with the Central government, has appealed to it not to present the three Central agricultural ordinances for approval in Parliament until all reservations expressed by farmer organisations as well as farmers and farm labourers are duly addressed.

Punjab CM rolls out state-wide Smart Ration card scheme to cover 1.41 cr NFSA beneficiaries

CHANDIGARH:Even as he launched the Smart Ration Card scheme to cover 1.41 crore beneficiaries across the state, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday announced a separate State-funded scheme to provide subsidized rations to the 9 lakh beneficiaries not covered under the National Food Security Act (NFSA).

Exclusion of Punjabi in Jammu and Kashmir language list exposes the real face of Akalis - Brinder Dhillon

CHANDIGARH:The president of Punjab Youth Congress, Brinder Singh Dhillon on Wednesday questioned the Centre’s approval to a bill that seeks to make Kashmiri, Dogri and Hindi the official languages in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. In a press statement, Dhillon opposed the centre’s move to abolish Punjabi from the list of official languages and demanded from the centre govt to include the Punjabi language in the list.

Punjab CM directs AG to work with counterparts in other opposition parties on Neet /JEE petition in SC

CHANDIGARH: With just days to go for the NEET/JEE exams being conducted amid the Covid pandemic, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday directed State Advocate General Atul Nanda to coordinate with his counterparts in other Opposition ruled states for filing a collective review petition in the Supreme Court seeking deferment of the examinations.

Capt Amarinder welcomes CWC resolution asking Sonia to continue till next AICC session

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday welcomed the unanimous resolution passed by the Congress Working Committee (CWC), asking Sonia Gandhi to continue as party president till the next AICC session and authorising her to take whatever decisions needed, including necessary organisational changes that she may deem appropriate, to tackle any challenge/situation.

Punjab cabinet ministers demand immedaite expulsion of Bajwa and Dullo from Congress over gross indiscipline

CHANDIGARH: Two days after Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar sought strict action against party MPs Pratap Singh Bajwa and Shamsher Singh Dullo, the entire Punjab cabinet on Thursday also pitched for the duo’s immediate expulsion for their `anti-party and anti-government’ activities, which they termed as gross indiscipline.

can't you see the threat facing Punjab , Capt Amarinder asks Sukhbir,tells him to stop political drama over UAPA

CHANDIGARH:As UK joined the ranks of major countries that have openly rejected the SFJ Referendum 2020, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday called upon SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal to open his eyes to the secessionist threat of anti-Indian forces instead of indulging in political theatrics over the UAPA, which their own government had used extensively during their tenure.

Stop shedding crocodile tears for farmers, Capt Amarinder to Sukhbir Badal

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday asked Akali chief Sukhbir Badal to stop shedding crocodile tears over the plight of the farmers, whose very existence was threatened by the farm ordinances passed by the central government with the support of his party.

Punjab CM appeals to all registered political parties to avoid gatherings in People's interest

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday appealed to the various kisan unions in the state to postpone their planned protests against the anti-farmer Ordinances of the central government in view of the restrictions in place to check the spread of Covid.

Capt Amarinder asks Sukhbir Badal to quit central govt on fuel price hike issue

CHANDIGARH: Asking the SAD chief to stop parroting the lines of his political masters in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday dared Sukhbir Badal to quit the ruling coalition at the Centre before resorting to street protests against the state government’s decision on VAT hike on fuel.

Akalis have sold out Punjab's interests by supporting anti-frmer ordinances, says Capt Amarinder Singh

CHANDIGARH:  Accusing the Akalis of selling Punjab’s interests by agreeing to the anti-farm Ordinances in order to ruin the state’s farming community, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday asserted that he would take the fight against the anti-farmer Ordinances to the Centre.

Capt Amarinder asks Akalis to stand by Punjabi farmers rather politicising farm ordinances

CHANDIGARH: Blaming Akalis for backstabbing Punjabi farmers by not fully supporting the state Government against the anti-farmer ordinances recently issued by the Centre, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday said that the SAD President and MP Sukhbir Singh Badal should listen to voice of his conscience rather securing the ministerial berth of his wife in the Union Cabinet and keeping his party ties intact with BJP.