Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday congratulated the protesting farmers on their historic victory whereby they had not only forced the BJP-led Central Government to repeal the three farm laws, but had also paved the way for making the MSP a legal right.
In a statement, SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal said the win at the borders of Delhi was a win for the entire farming community of the country. “The 'anna daata' has given a clear-cut message to the rulers of the country that no laws can be framed on agriculture without taking them into confidence”.
Sukhbir Singh Badal also welcomed the decision of the farmers to return to their homes in Punjab, saying “your steadfast resolve as well as the peaceful and democratic manner in which you conducted your one-year long agitation will be remembered for years to come".
"Farmers of tomorrow will remember the sacrifices made by you today”, said Sukhbir Singh Badal while commemorating the deaths of over 700 farmers who sacrificed their lives for the common good.
Claiming that the SAD had done its utmost for the farmers' agitation and would continue to fight for the rights of the farming community, the SAD chief said “we resigned from the Union Ministry and even quit the NDA when we realised the Central Government was not sincere towards farmers and was not addressing their apprehensions. SAD workers supported the kisani sangharsh wholeheartedly and will stand with farmers always”, he added.