Chandigarh, September 20, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today said it was shameful that chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh was trying to befool farmers yet again after backstabbing them and asked him to first tell why he had supported the framing of the agricultural ordinances before asking any questions from the opposition.
In a statement here, senior leader and party Kisan Wing President Sikandar Singh Maluka said it was condemnable that a master liar who had taken a false oath in the name of Gutka Sahib and Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji was talking about truth and lies. “No one is obliged to answer any question coming from a habitual liar who has always deceived the farming community and played with its emotions for petty political gains”.
Stating that the CM should first come clean on his lies which had been exposed, Mr Maluka said “is it not a fact that you were a member of the high powered committee which discussed the framing of the ordinances which were taken up as Bills in parliament?
Isn’t it a fact that your government sent a six page note to the centre concurring with the provisions of the ordinances? Your government also amended the State APMC Act in August 2017 immediately on coming to power to include the very provisions which were later included in the central ordinances”.
Asserting that Capt Amarinder Singh did not have any answers to the above questions and that was why he was trying to shoot and scoot as always, the SAD Kisan wing Chairman asked him to stand his ground and answer these questions to the face of the farmers instead of hiding out in his Siswan farmhouse.
“Farmers want to ask you why you have not objected to the Montek Singh Ahluwalia committee recommendations asking the government to reduce procurement of food grains. They want to know why you have not uttered a single word against the 2019 parliamentary poll manifesto of the Congress party which called for repealing the APMC Act and allowing unrestricted inter- State trade”.
Stating that the chief minister should first explain why he betrayed the farmers, ‘mandi labourers’, ‘khet mazdoor’ and ‘arhatiyas’, Mr Sikander Singh Maluka said someone like Capt Amarinder, who had never done any good for Punjab or Punjabis, could never fathom what all Biba Harsimrat Kaur Badal had done for the State.
“As far as the agricultural ordinances are concerned, Mrs Badal not only took up the issue in the union cabinet but also quit her post in solidarity with farmers. You on your part could not even ask your party mps to oppose the agricultural bills in the Lok Sabha and colluded with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to ensure an easy passage for the Bills.
It is this betrayal which needs answering and not your petty quibbling questions whose best place is the waste paper basket”, Mr Maluka told the chief minister.