Farmers' Protest: Former Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Monday distributed wheat strands outside the Parliament to remind the government of farmers' hard work. Shiromani Akali Dal has been raising farmers' voices and has been protesting against farm laws outside the Parliament during the Monsoon Session 2021.
Harsimrat Kaur Badal said that she was distributing wheat strands to make the government realize about farmers. "We have brought wheat strands today so that government may think about 'annadata' after looking at this. The government is not talking about farmers who have been working hard to feed us," she said.
On Saturday, Harsimrat Kaur Badal led a delegation of MPs to urge the President to advise govt to constitute a Joint Select Committee to probe the Agri minister's statement that there was no record of farmer deaths in farmers' protest.
Shiromani Akali Dal has been protesting against farm laws outside the Parliament during Monsoon Session 2021. The party has been moving adjournment notices seeking discussion on farm laws.
It is pertinent to mention that the Parliament started on July 19, however, the proceedings have been abrupted following an uproar by the opposition over the Pegasus spyware row and farmers' protest.
Farmers have been protesting for months demanding a repeal of farm laws and a guarantee on MSP. There have been several rounds of meeting between the Centre and farmer unions but all of them remained inconclusive.