Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Shiromani Akali Dal

Amazed at double standards of SAD & AAP, Says Capt Amarinder on their criticism of state's bills after backing them in house

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday cornered the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over their brazen double standards with regard to the three Amendment Bills, which they had criticised publicly hours after supporting them in the Vidhan Sabha.

More needs to be done: Akali Dal on farm Bills

CHANDIGARH:The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) said on Tuesday that the Congress government in Punjab took up the farm Bills after farmers' ultimatum, but a lot more needs to be done to secure the future of Punjab farmers even as it announced its legislators were ready to resign enmass to ensure the Centre gave them their due.

SAD terms unanimous passage of three farm Bills as big victory for farmers and khet mazdoor

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today termed the unanimous passage of the three Bills to counter Delhi’s farm laws as a big victory for farmers and ‘khet mazdoor’ who forced the government to take a u turn and hold a special session to pass the same, even as it announced its legislators were ready to resign enmass to secure the right of farmers from the centre.

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.

Akali Dal protest denial of access to proposed Bill

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Monday evening registered a formal protest for non-supply of a proposed legislation set to be introduced in the Vidhan Sabha on Tuesday to members with Speaker Rana K.P. Singh, besides asking him to take action against those responsible for not allowing its members to interact with the media.

'Open for discussions', says Centre after farmer-govt meeting

NEW DELHI: After a meeting with representatives of 29 Farmer Unions from Punjab which were associated with agitations in the state during the last few days, the Centre asserted that it is always "open for discussions".

Sukhbir condemns attack on Punjab BJP chief's vehicle

CHANDIGARH:Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Badal on Tuesday condemned the attack on the car of Punjab BJP chief Ashwani Kumar Sharma a day earlier and said it was the handiwork of "anti-social forces out to sabotage ongoing farmers' agitation" against the new agriculture-related laws.

Convening Assembly to negate farm laws my prerogative: Punjab CM

CHANDIGARH:Asserting that convening a Vidhan Sabha session to negate the Centre's farm laws was his government's prerogative, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Monday the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) had neither the moral right nor any political standing to dictate terms to him or his government in this matter.

Capt Amarinder Singh tells Badals, "Dont need your advise or ultimatum to protect farmers"

CHANDIGARH: Asserting that convening the Vidhan Sabha session to negate the Centre’s Farm Laws was his government’s prerogative, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday said the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) had neither the moral right nor any political standing to dictate terms to him or his government in the matter.

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

Lok Insaf party chief Simarjit Bains leads protest outside Union Minister residence in Phagwara

PHAGWARA:Though the police  today succeeded to prevent Lok Insaaf Party activists led by Simranjit Singh Bains and LIP SC Wing President Jarnail Nangal alongwith several farmers to gherao the Phagwara residence of Union Minister of State Som Parkash at Urban Estate Phagwara, but after long argues between LIP leaders and Cops the protesters staged dharna before barricading of the police and hold protest rally.

BKU(Lakhowal) Chief makes U-turn on petition on farm laws at behest of SAD, Capt Amarinder Singh

CHANDIGARH: Citing the close and old ties of the outfit’s president with the Akalis, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said the BKU (Lakhowal) group’s U-turn on its petition against the farm laws in the Supreme Court was the result of pressure from the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), which seemed to be once again cozying up with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

House must scrap Amarinder's 2017 APMC Act, declare Punjab a notified mandi: Sukhbir Badal

CHANDIGARH: Shiromani Akali Dal president Sardar Sukhbir Singh Badal said here today that  demanded that the  anti farmers and pro-corporate provisions of the APMC Act 2017 enacted by the  Amarrinder-led Congress government must be scrapped in a special Vidhan Sabha session.

Captain-Badal-Modi Part of a Nexus, only goal is to ‘torpedo’ farmer protest - AAP

CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party President and Member of Parliament Bhagwant Mann, commenting on the dirty politics being played by Congress, BJP and Shiromani Akali Dal stated, “the whole drama being done by central minister Hardeep Puri over the role of Harsimrat Kaur Badal in the passing of the farm laws and Sukhbir Badal’s comment against it is nothing but an attempt to torpedo the protests being done by farmer.”

Farmers' protests limited to Punjab: Javadekar

PANAJI: Agitation by farmers against three new farm laws are limited only to Punjab and that too due to political reasons, Union Minister for Environment and Forests Prakash Javadekar said on Saturday.

SFJ announces $10K reward for hoisting Khalistan flag at Shambhu border

NEW DELHI:Riding the wave of popular sentiment on anti-farmer bill, secessionist group Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) has announced a reward of $10,000 for hoisting Khalistan flag at Shambhu toll plaza at Punjab-Haryana border during farmers rally on Sunday.

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).

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.

Agitation and legal recourse will be undertaken simultaneuously to fight anti-national farm laws: Capt Amarinder

KHATKAR KALAN: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday vowed to fight the Centre’s malicious and anti-national Agriculture Acts constitutionally and legally, asserting that he will do whatever it takes to protect the farmers from the nefarious designs of the Government of India.

Food and Civil Supplies Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu kick starts paddy procurement in Punjab

PATIALA: Punjab Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Mr. Bharat Bhushan Ashu today kick started paddy procurement at Rajpura Grain Market. Reiterating that Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh led state government always stood by the farmers, he averred that every effort would be made for the withdrawal of the anti-farmer bills passed by the Union Government.

Sukhbir Badal should immediately resign as president of Akali Dal: Tript Bajwa

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Rural Development and Panchayat Minister Mr. Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa has asked the Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal to immediately resign as Akali Dal president because his party despite of being a long time ally in Modi government failed miserably to protect the interests of Punjabis. He no longer has the moral and political right to remain as president of Shiromani Akali Dal.

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.

BJP ready to contest on all seats in Punjab: Former minister

CHANDIGARH: Minutes after the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) decided to quit the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on differences over the three 'controversial' farm sector Bills passed by the Parliament, senior BJP leader Madan Mohan Mittal said the party is ready to contest all the 117 seats in the 2022 Punjab Assembly polls.

SAD breaks alliance with BJP

CHANDIGARH: Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD) today announced to break its political alliance with BJP and stepped out of National Democratic Alliance on the issue of three agriculture bills.

Punjab CM ridicules greedy SAD for clinging to power even after BJP's criticism of Akalis on farm bills

CHANDIGARH: Ridiculing the public spectacle of the mutual blame-game between old allies SAD and BJP, who have been trading charges against each other over the controversial Farm Bills, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday said the adamant refusal of the Akalis to quit the NDA coalition showed the extent of their greed and desperation to cling to power.

Sukhbir asks CM to declare entire Punjab as market yard

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Friday held protests across Punjab as part of its "chakka jam" programme to express solidarity with farmers even as it asked Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to call an immediate Cabinet meeting over the agriculture Bills.

Absurd statements of Sukhbir Badal is a conspiracy to sabotage 'Kisan Sangharsh': Balbir Sidhu

CHANDIGARH:  Terming Agri Bills as anti farmers, Punjab Health and Family Welfare and Labour Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu accused the SAD President Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal’s figment and absurd statements on Farm Bills, is indeed a game to sabotage the decisive farmers struggle to repeal these 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.

Protests by farmers disrupts life in Punjab, Haryana

CHANDIGARH: Cutting across party lines, the day-long statewide protests by farmers evoked a good response in Punjab and Haryana as normal life was disrupted, but in Chandigarh it was almost normal.

If Badals don't break alliance with BJP, have no right to join protest: Peer Mohammad

CHANDIGARH: The General Secretary and Chief Spokesperson of SAD-Taksali Mr. Karnail Singh PeerMohammad expressing his views against the three Agriculture Ordinances and the Power Amendment Bill 2020 brought by the Union Government said that until the Badals sever ties with the BJP,  they had no rights to be a part of the peasant movement.

31 farmer bodies in Punjab call for lockdown

CHANDIGARH:In a first-of-its-kind show of solidarity, 31 farmer organisations in Punjab cut across party lines on Wednesday to announce a joint statewide protest to be held on September 25 against the farm Bills passed by both Houses of Parliament.

SFJ now announces $1 mn grant to farmers for Khalistan support

NEW DELHI:As thousands of Indian farmers protest against the three contentious agriculture-related Bills passed by Parliament, banned US-based secessionist group Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) is trying to fish in troubled waters, declaring a grant of $1 million for farmers in Punjab and Haryana in lieu of their support for Khalistan.

SAD's Chakka Jam decision clear bid to exploit farmers'sentiment & perhaps even sabotage their fight, says Punjab CM

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday termed the Akalis’ decision to hold a state-wide chakka jam on September 25, the day when Punjab’s farmers had already announced a Bandh against the Farm Bills, as yet another brazen attempt by the BJP ally to exploit the sentiments of the farmers, and perhaps even to sabotage the farmers’ fight at the behest of their allies in the Central Government.

All Swaminathan panel recommendations implemented: Minister

NEW DELHI:Amid the opposition uproar over the three agriculture-related Bills, Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has said that the Modi government had accepted the Swaminathan Commission's recommendations for the agricultural sector in toto and implemented all of them.

Akali Dal to hold 'chakka jam' in Punjab on Sept 25

CHANDIGARH:The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), an NDA ally, on Tuesday announced to undertake 'chakka jam' for three hours across Punjab on September 25 to protest against the farm bills passed by both the Houses of Parliament.

Cruel at a time whem farmers dont know of MSP will even continue, says Punjab CM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday dismissed the Centre’s paltry hike in MSP of Wheat and five other Rabi crops as a cruel joke on the farmers amid their growing apprehensions about abolition of the MSP regime following the passage of the new Agriculture Bills in Parliament.

If it's watershed moment, why farmers not celebrating: KTR

HYDERABAD:Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) working president and cabinet minister K. T. Rama Rao on Monday differed with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement that the passage of Farm Bills in Parliament is a 'watershed moment' for the agriculture sector.