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Kejriwal creating grounds for summary use of force against agitating farmers: Sukhbir Badal

Chandigarh, December 11, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal today condemned Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal for creating the grounds for summary use of force against peacefully protesting farmers at the Singhu border by getting an FIR registered against one thousand farmers through Delhi State’s health department.

Condemning this cowardly act, the SAD President said the shameful action had again proved that Kejriwal was a stooge who always acted as per the orders of the central government and only shed crocodile tears for the cause of the farming community. “Earlier also Kejriwal had proved that he was a wolf in sheep’s clothing by notifying the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020 even though he had publicly supported the demand of farmers that it be repealed forthwith”.

Stating that the Delhi chief minister had taken another anti-farmer step immediately after a sham visit to the farmers who were protesting on the borders with Delhi, Mr Sukhir Badal said “these two steps show where Kejriwal’s sympathies lie. He is not only anti-farmer but has allowed himself to be used as a tool to suppress the peaceful Kisan movement by use of force.

The SAD condemns this kind of immoral and despicable politics. We will forcefully protest any attempt by the Delhi government to get the farmers evicted forcefully from the ‘dharna’ site”.

Stating that this was not the first time that the AAP Convener had indulged in such deceitful acts, Mr Badal said even now the AAP Delhi and Punjab units were continuing with their attempts to befool the farmers. He said even as the Delhi government had notified the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce Act, the Punjab unit of AAP had written to the President to urge him to call a special session of parliament to repeal the three agricultural laws.

Stating that this was the height of hypocrisy, the SAD President demanded that the Delhi government not only annul the notification of the farm law but also direct its Health department to take back the police complaint it has filed against farmers.

Mr Badal said in case Kejriwal did not act immediately in this matter, he and he alone would be responsible for any harm coming to farmers due to the complaint filed against them by his government.

He also asserted that it would have been better if the Delhi chief minister had created necessary facilities at the dharna site to take care of health safety issues instead of using coercive tactics against the ‘annadaata’.

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